Asthma, a lifelong disease as they said might be triggered by stress.
Many factors contributed asthma attack and stress is not excepted. It is thought that the main caused of asthma is by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, however, stressful time contributed on it.
Asthma refers chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. It is characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction. Persons having this kind of disease may experience symptoms like wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This symptoms usually worse at night and in the early morning or in response to exercise or cold air.
In the statement of Pramod Kelkar, MD, saying, “Asthma is triggered by many things, and one of them is stress,” a fellow with the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology.
Stress found to be a great factor to asthma attack. This may happen when an uncontrolled emotion occur, leading nerves to work and probably cause construction of muscles, in result of worse wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. It also create strong physiologic reactions, changes in the immune system and worsen asthma symptoms.
Asthma, a combination of complex and incompletely understood environmental and genetic interactions, thus worsen by how people deal with it. It is believed that increased rates of asthma are due to changing epigenetics and a changing living environment.
Kelkar a physician at Allergy and Asthma Care in Maple Grove, Minn stated, “It is important to note that asthma is not a psychosomatic disease,” “It’s not in your head. Stress can trigger symptoms if you already have the disease, but if you don’t have it, stress does not all of a sudden cause a person to develop the disease of asthma.”. “Uncontrolled emotions can work the nerves and cause constriction of muscles, like the smooth muscles of the airways in the lungs. They tighten up and constrict, which can worsen wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness in people with asthma.”
It doesn’t mean that if a person experience stressful time, then he or she will probably will have asthma. Stress can trigger symptoms if you already have the disease, however, it is not a sudden cause for person to develop the disease.
Research pointing effect of stress to asthma is a big help for slowing epidemic and lowering children’s risk of developing this lifelong disease. A change of lifestyle that would bring down your stress levels may also develop.
While there is no cure for asthma, some medications can still save your life and live a normal life in spite of having such disease. Having a regular exercise is good for everyone including people with asthma, as well as choosing the right and nutritious food. IMAGE/www.deccanchronicle.com