Asthma

Asthma

The term "asthma" comes from the Greek word for panting or anxiety, and refers to a form of persistent inflammatory disease affecting the airways. Asthma causes the bronchial tubes to narrow, which leads to tightness in the chest and episodes of respiratory distress. Typical complaints are shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. These symptoms often occur at night and in the early hours of the morning. What is characteristic is that these changes are variable and reversible. If asthma is managed properly, these symptoms can be controlled – however, there is no known cure for asthma.

Asthma Triggers

Asthma can be triggered by allergens such as pollen, animal dander, or dust. People can develop asthma as children or adults. Childhood asthma and adult-onset asthma have the same symptoms, and both have similar treatments. Asthma can also be triggered by upper respiratory infections, cold air, exercise, air pollution, or changes in weather.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a reversible, chronic disease involving the airways that carry air in and out of the lungs. The airways of people with asthma become inflamed. The inflammation makes the airways very sensitive and they often react to allergens or irritations.

There is no cure for asthma. But with the proper medication and a management plan, symptoms can be controlled.

Living Well with asthma

Living Well with asthma

Maintain a good quality of life by managing the symptoms of asthma. Find out more about how to manage your disease and how you can control symptoms of asthma.

More about day-to-day life with asthma

What are the symptoms of asthma?

What are the symptoms of asthma?

Asthma is often described as a feeling of breathlessness. Cough, wheezing and shortness of breath are the most frequent symptoms.

Find out more about asthma signs and symptoms

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How is asthma diagnosed

If asthma is suspected, the doctor will first establish an accurate picture of your symptoms and will ask about previous diseases, diseases in the family and history of allergies.

Find out more about how asthma is diagnosed

Asthma treatment

Asthma can be well-controlled in most cases. There are a wide range of different therapies available, including a combination of therapies.

Find out more about asthma Therapy options

Taking care of your asthma

As experts in inhalation, PARI's devices are suitable for the treatment of asthma

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1Measured with Malvern MasterSizer X at 50% relative humidity, 0.9% NaCl solution, inspiratory flow 20 liters/ minute, continuous nebulization, 23° C, fill volume 2.5 ml.

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