DO you get coughing, wheezing, tight chest and difficulty in breathing, particularly when breathing out? Then you may have Asthma! It has been described by one sufferer as like trying to breath with ‘a sock stuffed down your throat’.
Do you know that asthmatic attacks can be triggered by different air-borne substances such as chemicals, animal fur, moulds and mites in the air, pollens and grasses and by certain foods. that asthma can be life-threatening if not treated? Executives, office and factory workers are exposed to many different chemicals in the workplace and which may precipitate bronchial asthma. Are you aware that air-conditioning may recycle moulds, chemicals, bacteria, viruses, tobacco smoke, perfumes and toiletries around a building and which may affect sensitive asthmatics? Housewives and family members are similarly exposed to chemical fumes that come from furnishings around the home as well as exposure to cleaning substances. Even clothes may have chemical smells that can trigger an asthmatic attack. Asthma can also come from things of animal origin such as hairs of household pets.
This practical information is made available by the Allergy Centre. An Allergist can tell you if you have true Asthma, what it is, why you have it, how you can be tested for it, what you can do about it, the best treatment, whether you should be desensitised or vaccinated, the best medication to use, the best place to seek treatment and whether you can get a cure for Asthma.
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Courtesy of The Allergy Centre 03 9874 4144
This page was last reviewed on 18th Aug 2004