Asthma – Duration and Complications

Asthma – Duration and Complications

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Asthma – Duration and Complications 

The duration of asthma is variable between different people. This is of particular interest to future genetics as we want to more accurately find out why the condition is different between different people. In most cases asthma persists as a long term condition, especially if it first presents in adulthood. With respect to children the condition sometimes resolves itself during the teenage years but then resurfaces in adulthood.

Fortunately there are effective treatments available to manage symptoms of asthma. This then helps most people lead normal fulfilling lives. However there are a group of asthma patients that have more severe symptoms.

As I’ve just mentioned in the previous section asthma can usually be effectively managed through self-awareness and the timely sue of medicine inhalers. However asthma is non the less a serious condition as I’ve already highlighted around the number of deaths that occur every day because of this condition.

Issues often arise when the asthma treatment plan is not followed by a patient or that symptoms are ignored. Tell tale signs for poorly controlled asthma include-
1) Feeling fatigued or tired all or most of the time
2) Struggling to perform well at school or missing work
3) Feeling stressed anxious or depressed
4) Having an increased number of GP or hospital visits with respect to asthma
5) Having lung infections such as pneumonia
6) Stunted or reduced rate of growth or puberty in children
7) Risk to life in the form of a severe asthma attack.