Asthma is a lung disease that causes changes to the airways of the lungs. During an asthma flare up, the airways swell and fill with mucus, causing difficulty breathing and extreme shortness of breath. By narrowing the space for the air to move in and out of the lungs, patients feel like it is impossible to breathe correctly.
The muscles that wrap around your airways also can tighten, making breathing even harder. When that happens, it is called an asthma flare-up, asthma episode or asthma “attack.” After an asthma flare-up, you probably will feel tired. You’re also at greater risk of having another flare-up for several days after an episode. For the days following a flare-up, be sure to avoid any asthma triggers and monitor your symptoms.
The providers at Make You Well can prescribe specific medication to help prevent asthma attacks and aid in the reduction of symptoms when they happen. Because of the geographic location of Torrance, CA, there are may environmental triggers for asthma.