Asthma or Chronic allergic Coughis a universal chronic airway inflammatory disease of the air passage characterized by recurring symptoms, excessive air sensitiveness and airflow obstruction. Wheezing, prolonged expiration and fast heart rate are some of the common features. Asthmatic attack generally gets exaggerated in the morning and night. The person may turn blue at severe condition. About 2.5 lakh people die every year due to this disease.
Causes of asthma :
Allergy due to natural tendency/ airborne allergens (house dust, cockroaches) and irritants (tobacco smoke) trigger it.
Childhood respiratory infection
Environmental and biologic triggers like infections, dietary patterns, hormonal changes in women etc.
Hypersensitivity from allergens like molds, animal dander, grass, pollens, hair, lint and grains.
Some drugs and medications are also responsible for it. Ex. aspirin and non steroidal drugs.
Fluctuation/Change in weather.
Affliction in gastrointestinal tract