Bronchospasm also known as a bronchial spasm is a sudden involuntary constriction of the muscles of the airways going into the lungs. The constriction of muscles causes narrowing of the airway that comes and goes and may make it harder for you to breath.
The contractions may be caused by irritation of the respiratory system, infections or allergies. Bronchospasm which is characterized by coughing and wheezing is a principal characteristic of asthma.
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Below are the signs and symptoms of Bronchospasm. These symptoms may vary from one patient to another. One may experience one or all of the named symptoms. Consult a doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms listed below
Bronchospasm may be caused by a number of factors. The factors are as follows below:
Note that the following foods may act as allergens in some people:
Bronchospasm is diagnosed by your doctor. He or she will examine you and ask about your medical background and any history of asthma, allergies or any form of serious sickness in the past. The doctor will listen to your chest using a stethoscope and feel the difference. Your doctor may ask you to do the following for further diagnosis.
Bronchospasm can be successfully treated in a number of ways that can help your airways open and reduce swelling in the lungs. The mode of treatment will be depicted by your doctor depending on the state of your condition,age, weight, medical history and response to treatment. Below are modes of treatment for Bronchospasm and all this forms of treatment should be given by a certified medical doctor.
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