Asthma is a common disease which affects the respiratory system. It constricts the airways and they become inflamed and lined with mucus. It can be managed well.

Many children develop asthma, which eventually they grow out of. The triggers associated with asthma include:

• Allergies
• Stress
• Exercise
• Cold air

Genes may also play a role who is getting asthma and who not.

The symptoms of asthma include:

• Wheezing
• Coughing
• Chest tightness
• Short of breath

Early detection, diagnosis and treatment is important, otherwise asthma could become a life-threatening disease.

25% of the children will develop asthma and the percentage is not increasing, but only staggering.

The children must get enough breast milk as long as possible. The antibodies and the combination itself is the best for the infant to develop its immune system. Try to avoid cow milk for the infants till 12 months and here we observe these children get less allergies and asthma. If you are not having enough breast milk, select other food, but not milk or milk powder based formulas. Now-a-days without any problems this could be done.

Good medicines are available. Theophylline is the medicine used and it belongs to the group of thioxanthenes. Caffeine also belongs to this group and is good for persons who have asthma. But there is no cumulative effect from both. If we find theophylline values in toxic levels we ask the patient to drink four cups of strong coffee and the caffeine present there helps for the quick excretion of theyphylline.

Asthma is one of the fastest growing health problems in all developed countries.

This a short article to give you quick information.