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I was told later on in my years that I had asthma and started on my treatments, but the one person who has it so much worse than me is my brother-in-law. His is so bad that he passed out on me twice at work and we had to call the ambulance for him. You can hear him wheezing and then he feels like he can't breathe and next thing you know he's out. Thais a scary thing to happen. He trys to maintain it but the weather affects his asthma aloft. And we live down South where it feels like there is no air at times.

What is asthma

An asthma episode, or an asthma attack, is when symptoms are worse than usual. They can come on suddenly and can be mild, moderate or severe.

What happens during an asthma attack?

The muscles around your airways tighten up, narrowing the airway.
Less air is able to flow through the airway.
Inflammation of the airways increases, further narrowing the airway.
More mucus is produced in the airways, undermining the flow of air even more.

An asthma episode, or an asthma attack, is when symptoms are worse than usual. They can come on suddenly and can be mild, moderate or severe.

What happens during an asthma attack?

The muscles around your airways tighten up, narrowing the airway.
Less air is able to flow through the airway.
Inflammation of the airways increases, further narrowing the airway.
More mucus is produced in the airways, undermining the flow of air even more.

Asthma attacks can be mild, moderate, severe and very severe. At onset, an asthma attack does allow enough air to get into the lungs, but it does not let the carbon dioxide leave the lungs at a fast enough rate. Carbon dioxide – poisonous if not expelled – can build up in the lungs during a prolonged attack, lowering the amount of oxygen getting into your bloodstream.

My brother-in-law has the worst ones, he ends up having to go to the hospital for treatments and shots to get his under control.

Common symptoms and signs include:

Wheezing
Coughing
Breathing difficulty
Tightness in the chest
Worsening symptoms at night
Worsening symptoms due to cold air
Symptoms while exercising
Symptoms after exposure to allergens

I realized I had something wrong with me after reading these symptoms and was finally told I had ashama, I was older and I could blame the smokers always in my face but who really knows how I got it. But thanks to the pumps I take theres nothing wrong with me.

Asthma is considered “well-controlled” if:

Chronic and troublesome symptoms (coughing and shortness of breath) are prevented and occur no more than 2 days per week.
There is little need for quick-relief medicines or they are needed less than 2 days per week.
You maintain good lung function.
Your activity level remains normal.
Your sleep level remains normal and symptoms do not wake you from sleep more than 1 to 2 nights per month.
You do not need emergency medical treatment.
You have no more than one asthma attack each year that requires inhalation of corticosteroids.
Your peak flow stays above 80% of your personal best number.

Medication may also be administered using a nebulizer, providing a larger, continuous dose. Nebulizers vaporize a dose of medication in a saline solution into a steady stream of foggy vapor that is inhaled by the patient.

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