Heightened sensitivity or bronchial hyper-reactivity (BHR) is a twitching that occurs within the functioning lungs and causes some discomfort to the individual, but with the proper asthma medication it is controllable. Individuals who experience sensitivity are sometimes mistakenly receiving a diagnosis of asthma, yet it is not. There is such a fine line that the medical profession at times misdiagnosis an individual and it will take some time to explore all the asthma guidelines.
Asthma is a silent affliction that affects everyone from all walks of life and at any age and this is why it is such a concern to the medical community. Some of the respiratory asthma reactions are environmental and some is from a genetic disorder. Distinguish which one is which is difficult until the individual’s exposure to the proper diagnostics. There is a difference between an asthma attack caused through an allergy too and this complicates the diagnosis. In any event the medical community agrees this is a bronchial condition of the inflamed bronchi. The cause is what causes difficulty in diagnostics.
Symptoms of respiratory asthma are sometimes difficult to control with beta-2 agonists, and in these cases corticosteroids are an addition. Corticosteroids can improve lung function and reduce the airway obstruction over a shorter period of time. To decrease the deposition of medications on the throat from asthma inhalers, and increase the amount reaching the airways, spacers can be a helpful aid. These spacers are tube like chambers attached to the outlet of the MDI inhaler canister.
Symptoms of respiratory asthma also include the combination inhaler therapy which is new on the market today. The medications included with this combination inhaler are Advair and Symbicort which is a big improvement in the release of certain chemicals in the lungs like the family of histamine. This is with the additive of cromolyn sodium which works to prevent respiratory asthma attacks but has a very limited effect once acute asthma begins.
Individuals with respiratory asthma symptoms are usually not consistent and this does present a challenge to complicating the symptoms of asthma. The other factors that are involved that can trigger the causes of asthma are:
- Allergens, dust, and smoke.
- Exercise, infections, and cold air.
- a spectrum of medications and acid reflux.
Individuals affected with respiratory asthma know only too well what a lifesaving device the asthma inhaler is with every breath taken. However, for medicine to work it the individual must learn how to use it to the individual’s benefit. Though there are some pill form medications for the asthmatic, the inhalers seem to offer additional benefit in reducing the time it takes for the medication to infiltrate through the internal system. There are on the market today a few different types of asthma inhalers. They are as follows:
- Metered dose inhalers or MDI.
- Dry powder inhalers or DPI.
Individuals suffering from respiratory asthma must work closely with their medical physician to determine which asthma medicine or the combination of asthma medicine is going to work best for the individual. The individual’s age, the severity of the allergy and asthma symptoms and the possible side effects will all play a valid role in the decision process. The inhale corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory asthma treatments with the most long-term control for asthma patients. As with other asthma medication, it is to reduce the inflammation within the airways of the lungs in a relatively short period of time.
The most obvious trigger seems to come after a major respiratory infection and the bronchi within the lungs never really heals and returned to the normal state as before the respiratory infection set In children under the age of two presents another difficulty for the medical pediatrician because it is very difficult to diagnose with any sense of accuracy.