Time to Grab Yourself a Breath of Fresh Air

Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England), January 30, 2017 | Go to article overview

Time to Grab Yourself a Breath of Fresh Air


Byline: Dr Anya Heywood

AT this time of the year, many of us have recent memory of a bad winter cough.

We all know how exhausting it can be, feeling a bit short of puff and always wary of a bout of mid-sentence coughing. However if you or one of your family have asthma, this might be the description of your breathing for some or most of the year.

Asthma is a problem with the airways in the lungs.

The small air tubes constrict and get easily blocked with mucous.

This means the lungs have to work harder to get enough air in.

Typical symptoms are a cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Wheeze is simply the noise of air travelling through smaller tubes, think of wind whistling under doors! Coughing is the body's way of trying to blow some mucous out of the airways to make breathing easier. A cough 50mph, cough moves air at 50mph, which is equivalent to a very brief gale force nine!

equivalent brief gale The treatment for asthma Dr starts with inhalers. They have revolutionised many peoples' lives as they work so well.

The blue inhalers open and relax the air tubes and are called relievers, as they work quickly to improve breathing for a few hours at a time. …

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