Asthma is a kind of respiratory disorder in which the air passage of an individual’s lungs periodically narrows, causing cough, and shortness of breath. The narrowing of the air passage is usually temporary and is reversible, but in sever asthma attacks, and incorrect asthma treatment, this disorder can be very fatal, and can cause death.
Asthma which is commonly referred as bronchial asthma is caused by an inflammation of the airways. More than 17.5 million Americans suffer from asthma nowadays, 5 million of which are children below 18 years old, and 5,500 of these asthma patients die in America each year. Truly these numbers is quite alarming
There are various reasons why people seem to acquire this respiratory order, and it is very important to understand the cause of each asthma case to know the right asthma treatment for it. Below are the two most popular factors causes asthma.
Genetics play a big role in human’s lives, not just in looks, body frame and intellect, but also in the disorders that each genes caries to its offspring. Asthma’s heredity factors can come from mother or father and rate of occurrence doubles of both parents have history of asthma. If the family’s history repeatedly shows asthma cases, it is more likely that their generation will acquire this respiratory disorder. Some people develop asthma through exposure to various allergens, it can be contagious or non-contagious.
Asthma can also be acquired from certain infections. Respiratory and bronchial infections like bad cold, whooping cough, chest congestion and pneumonia can sometimes leads to similar symptoms of asthma. Children who have weak immune systems than adults are very susceptible to other related respiratory disorders too. A person that is highly sensitive to allergens, like those who have allergic rhinitis or repeated sneezing, are prone to develop bronchial infections and can develop asthma fast on their system as the nose and lungs became breeding grounds conducive for micro organisms to live and multiply. The asthma nebulizer for this kind of asthma nebulizer should be both for the infection and allergy to guarantee full recovery.