No test can definitively identify asthma. Healthcare may identify asthma breathing tests such as spirometry or peak expiratory flow, as well as your medical history, physical examination and laboratory testing to make our diagnosis.
While taking your medical history, your healthcare professional will ask about symptoms and when they occur. A medical examination will not show signs of asthma unless you have symptoms. Healthcare will listen to the chest for signs of reduced airflow in the bronchial tubes and will look for signs of sinus problems or allergies.
spirometry measures how quickly you can move air in and out of your lungs and how much air is moved. The test should be used to help healthcare professionals decide if airflow is blocked due to inflammation of the bronchial tubes asthma and determine its severity. The test is also useful to determine the best level in lung function when asthma symptoms are not present.
A radiograph can be done to see if another disease causes symptoms. Blood tests may reveal signs of an allergic reaction that could cause asthma episodes.
You need routine checkups with healthcare professionals to monitor the situation and determine treatment.
How is asthma treated?
Asthma is treated by developing a management plan. This consists of a daily treatment plan to prevent and control airway inflammation and an action plan that outlines what to do during an acute asthma episode. Medications play a major role in the treatment of asthma, particularly inhaled corticosteroids and beta-agonists. Lifestyle changes such as avoiding allergies that cause asthma symptoms are also important.
What are the symptoms of acute asthma Factor?
Symptoms of asthma episode can be mild to severe and can include:
o Rapid, shallow breathing or breathing
o Shortness of breath
o Wearing quickly during exercise
Experience of asthma can range from not having daily symptoms to severe, daily symptoms. Frequency of symptoms also may change
Factors that may develop or worsen symptoms of the program are :.
o have a cold or other type of respiratory illness, especially one caused by a virus.
o Exercising in cold weather.
o Cigarette smoke and air pollution.
o exposure to allergens, such as dust mites and animal dander.
o Being around chemicals or other substances at work [occupationalasthma)
o expression of strong emotion, such as crying or laughing hard.
o Hormones, such as those involved in pregnancy and menstruation.
o aspirin can also cause asthma.
o Many have symptoms become worse at night (nocturnal asthma).