Asthma Attack Illustration
Asthma attack 1 Overview. During an asthma attack, also called an asthma exacerbation, the airways become swollen and inflamed. 2 Symptoms. Signs and symptoms of an asthma attack vary from person to person. … 3 Causes. … 4 Risk factors. … 5 Complications. … 6 Prevention. …
Complications 1 Asthma attacks can interrupt everyday activities such as sleep, school, work and exercise,… 2 Serious asthma attacks mean you’re likely to need trips to the emergency room,… 3 A very severe asthma attack can lead to respiratory arrest and death.
Asthma triggers vary from person to person. Common asthma attack triggers include: For many people, asthma symptoms get worse with respiratory infections, such as those caused by the common cold. Some people have asthma flare-ups caused by something in their work environment.