Allergy and Asthma
Do you ever wake up coughing, wheezing and anxious at night? These are typical symptoms of (allergic) asthma. If you have a badly treated allergy, asthma may develop. This is a condition that is characterised by inflammation in the lower respiratory tract. It is essential to have the
examination made by a doctor as soon as possible and to have the allergy treated.
Symptoms of allergic asthma
Allergic asthma is associated with various complaints that are similar to regular asthma as both conditions are in the lower airways. Possible
- Shortness of breath
- More mucus production
- A cough
Also, allergic asthma can cause increased irritability of the airways, resulting in a narrowing of the airways. External stimuli can cause this
reaction for which one is allergic such as grass and/or tree pollen, dust mites, or animal epithelia.
What is the relationship between allergy and asthma?
That is quite simple. Your upper and lower airways are connected, inflammation from an allergic reaction can spread from your nose to your lungs and cause asthma. Asthma can be triggered by air pollution or infections such as colds and flu but is in many cases caused by allergens
in the air, we breathe, such as pollen and dust mites.
Contact your doctor
Many people see an allergy as something you have to accept and where you have to learn to live with. Generally, people are not aware of the
possible consequences of a persistent allergy in the airways; they only seek help late. By not treating your allergy, you increase your risk of
developing asthma. Do not let your life control your allergy. You can make an appointment with your doctor for a correct diagnosis and to discuss your treatment options.