What is Asthma?
Asthma is a respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It usually results from an allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity.
Symptoms of Asthma:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness or pain
- Chronic coughing
- Trouble sleeping due to coughing or wheezing
Asthma is often caused by allergies and exposure to allergens such as:
- Pet dander,
- Dust mites,
- Pollen or Mold.
Non-allergic triggers include:
- Cold air or changes in weather.
- Coughing that is constant or that is made worse by viral infections, happens while your child is asleep, or is triggered by exercise and cold air
- Wheezing or whistling sound when your child exhales
- Shortness of breath or rapid breathing, which may be associated with exercise
- Chest tightness (a young child may say that his chest “hurts” or “feels funny”)
- Fatigue (your child may slow down or stop playing)
- Problems feeding or grunting during feeding (infants)
- Avoiding sports or social activities
- Problems sleeping due to coughing or difficulty breathing
If any of the above symptoms occur, or you’re already experiencing it, asthma can be treated at our clinic.
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1325 Eglinton Ave. E, Mississauga, ON