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What is Asthma ? Asthma is a disorder
that affects 20% of Australians in their childhood.
It causes airways to narrow making it difficult to
breathe. Symptoms may include loss of breathe in
cold weather, wheezing and whistling. It may
occur periodically in sudden sharp attacks. When
an attack occurs - The muscles around the wind
pipe tighten shrinking the airways. The wind pipe
lining then swells (picture) and a mucus called
phlegm develops causing the cough to intensify
and slightly more painful. What are the Causes and
Triggers for asthma ? Attacks of Asthma occur
due to a blockage in the bronchial tubes. This
blockage results from a spasm that narrows the
windpipe causing breathing difficulty for the
sufferer. Asthma Triggers are things that make
Asthma worse. Usual triggers are - Respiratory
infections eg. Colds, flu, sore throats and
bronchitis Allergic reactions sometimes cause
Asthma eg. Pollen, foods, dust, animal fur or some
seed. Air irritants...
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