asthma with (acute) exacerbation

Symptoms of asthma with (acute) exacerbation

The following features are indicative of asthma with (acute) exacerbation:
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • wheezing
  • chest tightness
It is possible that asthma with (acute) exacerbation shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of asthma with (acute) exacerbation

The following are the most common causes of asthma with (acute) exacerbation:
  • respiratory virus infection
  • airway inflammation
  • exposed to allergens (dust mite)

Risk Factors for asthma with (acute) exacerbation

The following factors may increase the likelihood of asthma with (acute) exacerbation:
  • cigarette smoking
  • medication noncompliance
  • psychosocial factors
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • rhinosinusitis
  • obesity
  • intolerance to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Prevention of asthma with (acute) exacerbation

Yes, it may be possible to prevent asthma with (acute) exacerbation. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • reduce exposure to allergy triggers
  • wear a face mask

Occurrence of asthma with (acute) exacerbation

Common Age Group

asthma with (acute) exacerbation can occur at any age.

Common Gender

asthma with (acute) exacerbation can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of asthma with (acute) exacerbation

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect asthma with (acute) exacerbation:
  • Spirometry: To measure the forced expiratory volume
  • Peak flow: To monitor the lung function
  • Nitric oxide measurement: To identify the amount of nitric oxide gas in the breath
  • Pulse oximetry: To check the oxygen level in the blood

Complications of asthma with (acute) exacerbation if untreated

Yes, asthma with (acute) exacerbation causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if asthma with (acute) exacerbation is left untreated:
  • can be fatal
  • respiratory arrest

Self-care for asthma with (acute) exacerbation

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of asthma with (acute) exacerbation:
  • do yoga breathing exercises

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for asthma with (acute) exacerbation.

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