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Bronchial Asthma – Upper Respiratory Infections

AsthmaBronchial Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases, bronchial asthma can be caused from a number of stressors such as :

  • a viral respiratory infection
  • emotional distress
  • barometric pressure or temperature changes
  • exercise
  • inhaling a noxious odour
  • or the specific exposure to an allergen.

Symptoms and signs:
Bronchial asthma is characterised by a spasm of the mucous membrane.

In addition to asthma´s narrowing of the airway, large amounts of mucous are produced. Breathing difficulty will likely occur causing the athlete to hyperventilate, with dizziness as a result.

The attack may be initiated by coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath as well as fatigue.

Listed below are 8 Upper Respiratory Infections

hay fever
infectious mononucleosis
acute bronchitis
bronchial asthma
exercise induced bronchial obstruction (asthma)

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