I have been suffering from asthma for last 2 years and asthma really sucks. The other night, i couldn't seem to breathe right. My friend kept making me laugh a lot. I took too much of my inhaler, and got the shakes, and had a hard time sleeping.
Just thought I would share...most of the time my asthma is under control but it reared its ugly head in the last few days...
ive had asthma since i can remember and its severe. ive always found when im stressed or upset (crying) my asthma is worse. also the weather can trigger it... if you have allergies and its windy or something.
best of luck to you... i hope this helps
Hi, i have recently been diagnosed with asthma. I came to know, when i had gone out with my friends. We were enjoying ourselves, when all of a sudden i was gasping for air. My friends took me to the hospital. The doctor told me it was because of asthma. I am really scared, i don't know what to do now.
most likely you got or will get an inhaler. that way when you have an asthma attack you will use it and it will help you breathe. i also have a nebulizer with is for severe asthma. you should be okay, most asthma can be controlled... if you take care of it
Thanks for the info. Ya even I know that cold weather triggers asthma. But I never knew that emotions trigger asthma. Thanks for clarifying the same.I was researching recently on asthma and came across articles which states that exhaled nitric oxide is helpful in monitoring asthma.Also I have read that exhaled nitric oxide testing has been available for some time at specialized asthma centers. Do we have any home monitoring devices for exhaled nitric oxide which helps us to monitor our exhaled nitric oxide levels at home.I am not aware of those devices. Can you please help me.
Sorry to hear that you have asthma.I know it's a very terrible disease that anyone could have.But there is nothing to be scared or worried about it. First, it is important that you understand what control means. To completely control asthma is to reduce its frequency and severity, so that the asthma does not interfere with normal activities.Your physician may recommend that you see a lung or an asthma/allergy specialist to help him with this evaluation. Skin testing may be required to determine which allergens may be important. Special diets and careful challenges with suspected foods usually will detect food allergies.
Other laboratory studies, including pulmonary function studies, may be requested by your physician. Pulmonary function studies are performed to determine the severity and reversibility of your child's airway obstruction.
After the evaluation, your physician will outline those factors that are important in asthma and prescribe an individual treatment program.
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Hi jessi, thanks for that link. The other day i had gone to the hospital for a check up. The doctors told me not worry, turns out that my asthma can be controlled. The doctor said that with certain measures my asthma can be controlled.
Devices such as peak flow meter help us to monitor asthma regularly. Self-monitoring includes assessing the frequency and severity of symptoms (such as wheezing and shortness of breath) and measurement of lung function with a peak flow meter.
Recently I have come across a device called "Insight eNO" system which helps to monitor asthma based on exhaled nitric oxide levels in asthma patients.Will research more about this device and let you know.
This device sounds interesting.The Insight eNO system is an asthma device that utilizes a patented biosensor technology to provide safe, accurate and non-invasive measurement of exhaled nitric oxide. eNO levels are high in untreated asthma but after anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. inhaled steroids), eNO levels fall rapidly, indicating reduction of airway inflammation. A Company called Apieron developed the device Insight eNO system for the measurement of exhaled nitric oxide in the year 2001 for the management of asthma. I guess we donât have any other devices to monitor exhaled nitric oxide.
I was researching about asthma recently and found that using Exhaled nitric oxide is an effective way to monitor asthma. I have come across medical journals, which states that Measuring Nitric Oxide (NO) from the breath (during exhalation) has proven to be a useful tool for some asthma specialists in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
Will research more on the same and let you know if I come across any helpful information.
Clinical Utility of Exhaled Nitric Oxide Highlighted By American Thoracic Society Panel:
At the American Thoracic Societyâs recent annual meeting, panelists in a session titled âUnderstanding Exhaled Nitric Oxide Gas Exchangeâ reported that adopters of eNO measurement have seen a significantly positive impact in treatment of adults and children, and that numerous academic studies support these clinical observations.
Inflamed airways produce nitric oxide which becomes part of your breath.
Exhaled nitric oxide has been studied well over the last 10 years. These
studies have shown a strong relation between eNO and airway inflammation.
Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) increases as inflammation increases, and it
decreases as inflammation decreases.
Simple breath tests are now available to measure your eNO level. You simply
breathe out steadily into a breath tube that is connected to the test device.
The test itself takes just about 10 seconds. The results are available within
Spirometry Test: This test measures the narrowing of your bronchial tubes by checking how much air you can exhale after a deep breath, and how fast you can breathe out.
Peak flow: A peak flow meter is a simple device that can be used at home to help detect subtle changes before you notice symptoms. If the readings are lower than usual, it's a sign your asthma may be about to flare up. Your doctor will give you instructions on how to track and deal with low readings.
Methacholine bronchial challenge: If you have asthma, inhaling a known asthma trigger called methacholine will cause mild constriction of your airways. A positive methacholine test supports a diagnosis of asthma. This test may be used if your initial lung function test is normal.
Recently I have come across a test called exhaled nitric oxide(eNO) test which is used to diagnose and monitor asthma. It measures the amount of gas called nitric oxide you have in your breath. If your airways are inflamed â a sign of asthma â you may have higher than normal levels of nitric oxide