Asthma and allergies are commonly related, and thus they are often treated together. There are a few types of asthma, but most of the time, asthma is treated by the same or similar procedures. Allergies, on the other hand, can have several different causes, effects and treatments.
Asthma causes a person to have problem breathing. In normal breathing, the air inhaled by the body is sent through the windpipe into the lungs. During an asthma attack, the flow of air is partially blocked, either by the contraction of the airways or by the irregular production of mucus.
The level of intensity can vary greatly, but an asthma attack is general a scary and stressful experience for the patient.
Unfortunately, there is no known cure for asthma. However, there are medications and treatments that can help keep it under control and allow most asthma patients to live a regular life. As with many chronic diseases, an effective treatment includes solutions for the short-, medium-, and long-term, as well as preparations for what to do and where to go in case of emergency. This approach will help you avoid your asthma triggers, and reduce the risk of an asthma attack, while at the same time keeping you protected at all times.
Allergies can range in severity from the mild to the life threatening. Medical doctors who specialize in treating allergies are known as allergists and they have a wide variety of approaches and medications to help prevent or reduce allergic reactions.