What Is Asthma?
Asthma (AZ-ma) is a chronic (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.
October 07, 2010 – After my gym session that day I went home and took a bath.
I was born with this chronic lung disease but it had subside when I entered secondary school. From time to time I will be having cough for a month and since I am older now I can manage not to tell my parents that I find it hard to breathe.
It was Holy Thursday this year when I had my attacked but then I was just given a Carbocistine because the doctor believe that my asthma was gone.
Then I started hitting the gym last August, exercise triggers asthma. Then we moved out where I exerted effort lifting heavy cabinets and even without sleep I still manage to do my normal session.
Look what happened to me.
I rushed myself to the hospital last October 14 because since October 11 I find it hard to breathe every night. I even had a hard time talking and going to work. When I got to the emergency room, I told them that I can’t breathe the doctors are asking if there’s somebody to accompany me but there’s no one.
When the doctor came with his stethoscope, he heard extreme wheezing. They injected me steroids right away and nebules. Hello Salbutamol!
After four sessions of nebules the wheezing did not subside and they told me that I had to be admitted.
Being in the hospital was no fun at all. You have needles inserted in and out from time to time. They have to give me steroids every 6 hours and nebule every 4 hours.
I am still not doing well at this time. Now I have my inhaler on the go for the rest of my life.
I am just worried that one of my children will inherit this.
*I can’t elaborate, but my stay was fun in a way :)*