Symptoms and treatment of bronchial asthma in children, how dangerous it is
Unfavorable ecological conditions, living in large cities, weakened immunity – all this can cause many serious chronic diseases. One of them is bronchial asthma. Most often it begins in children aged 2-5 years. In infants, this disease is almost not found.
A bronchial asthma is a chronic disease that characterized by inflammation of the respiratory tract and is accompanied by a strong bronchospasm. As a result of this spasm, many sputum accumulate in the bronchi, impeding breathing and causing attacks of severe suffocation.
In a healthy person, the muscles of the bronchi are constantly shrinking. With physical exertion, they expand to let more air into the lungs. At rest they narrow. In an asthmatic, this process is broken.
According to some statistics the incidence of asthma in children is 5 to 12% in the whole of Russia. Children who live in the northern regions are less likely to suffer from it.
Beginning at an early age, this ailment can periodically manifest itself throughout life. Completely cure it is almost impossible. But it is possible to control and prevent seizures, which will lead to a full and active life.
There are many factors that cause the development of bronchial asthma. These include: