Asthma is a long-term lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. It affects people of all ages but it most often starts during childhood.
The causes are unknown but some factors as the pollution, eczema, food allergy or family history of asthma have been suggested as possible causes.
Asthma has no cure. Even when you feel fine, you still have the disease and it can flare up at any time.
How can I help you?
In order to manage your asthma, I will teach you :
• Breathing Techniques to stabilise your respiratory rate and increase your expiratory airflow.
• Physical training may be suggested to reduce symptoms such as breathlessness and improve your quality of life
• Respiratory muscles training leads to diaphragmatic breathing becoming easier, reducing hyperinflation
• Removal of secretions if you suffer from chest congestion
• Advices about the management of Asthma attack, how to prevent chest infection from occurring, on use of a bronchodilatator