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What is Exercise-Induced and Allergy-induced Asthma? What are asthma Categories? – Part 1

Exercise-Induced Asthma

• Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) arises due to strenuous activity. They have the following symptoms:
– Running
– Swimming
– Biking
• Many people with EIA can play sports after the use of medicines.
• The diagnosis is done based on lung function and tolerance to exercise.
• This depends on types of exercises and their intensity.
• The doctor prescribed medicines in case if the asthma is exercise induced.
• This medicine is often taking before doing the exercise to avoid blockage or tightening of airways.
• This medicine does not eradicate all the possibilities of a flare up.
• This type of medicine is a rescue medicine.
• Anyone connected to the person and especially a kid need to know about the medicine.
• This enables the person to carry over his regular activities and games in a proper way.
• If the person is a child then teachers, coaches and nurses of the school need to know about the rescue medication.
• Take extra care if you are away from the house.

Allergy-Triggered Asthma

• Allergy based asthma is the common type of asthma that is prevalent mostly.
• Estimated 75% to 85% of people are considered to have this type of asthma.
The allergic causing substances are:
– Pollen
– Animal dander
– House dust
– Feathers
– Mites
– Chemicals
– A variety of foods
– Decongestants
– Antihistamines
– Nasal spray steroids

Seasonal allergies have cold-like symptoms:
– Sneezing
– Congestion
– Runny nose

Signs and Symptoms of Seasonal allergies
• sneezing
• itchy nose and/or throat
• nasal congestion
• clear, runny nose
• headache,
• fatigue
• fever
• diarrhea
• stomachache
• vomiting
• coughing
These symptoms are often accompanied by:
– itchy eyes
– watery eyes
– red eyes
• This is also referred to as allergic conjunctivitis.
• Child gets wheezing and also breathlessness along with these signs and symptoms.
• Allergy might have developed into asthma.

How do allergies cause flare-ups with asthma?

• The allergies that trigger asthma are known to be inherited.
• The allergy triggers the sensitivity of the immune system.
• This is an overreaction to that substance.
• This overreaction causes antibodies called immunoglobulin E (IgE) type.
• They usually attach to the allergen when exposed to that allergen.
• This releases substances that cause asthma.
• Histamine is one such substance.
It affects:
– Eyes
– Nose
– Throat
– Skin
– Gastrointestinal tract
– Lungs

The lungs get affected and symptoms of asthma can occur. The asthma symptoms include:
– a dry, rattling cough
– a mucous overload
– feeling as if they’re having to swallow around a golf ball-like mass in the throat
– a tickle in esophagus activating a cough, particularly in an attempt to take an in depth breath
– coughing to an extent of eradicating mucous
– difficulty catching the breath, especially from exertion, or being indoors in stuffy rooms

The underlying emotional state is related to:
– sadness, loss or grief
– loss of trust
– disappointment
– irritability

The narrowing or obstruction of the airways is caused by:
• Airway inflammation
• Broncho-constriction
• Lack of exercise
• Genetic factors
• Dietary changes
• Occupational exposure
These symptoms are a process of body wherein the body tries to get rid of the allergen.

Ridgecrest Herbal Clearlungs Red/Herbal The Asthma Sourcebook Beating Asthma: Seven Simple Principles

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