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A Little Known Fact To Cardiac Asthma

Aug 17, 2007
Nowadays, this medical term is not so famous any. Cardiac asthma is very less used these days. People in earlier times mistook this disease and its relevance with pulmonary edema or fluid in the lungs and only in the later years it became clear that a cardiac asthma can occur even without having that fluid in the lungs.

What Is Actually Cardiac Asthma?

Cardiac asthma, in many situations, is a clinical condition brought about by severe reflexive blocking and may be by edema of the lungs. It is an asthmatic-type breathing caused by sudden blockage of the pulmonary circulation.

Both cardiac asthma and pulmonary edema are symptoms of coming heart failure. Both situations are related and have similar consequences. They usually work one after another.

It is a life-threatening condition and you should seek medical advice immediately if you see or experience any symptoms.

What Are The Internal Complications and Problems

This illness is normally due to a major mechanical fault of the heart and may pose to be life threatening rapidly. It usually occurs when the left part of the heart has a disproportion between its work load and work capacity suddenly, this causing additional stress to the heart.

This inconsistency leads to many disorders, one of which is this cardiac asthma.
With this asthma, the reduced pumping effectiveness of the heart leads to a build up of the fluid in the lungs.

This build up of the fluid causes the air passages to narrow up and eventually cause wheezing and other symptoms.

What Are The External Complications and Symptoms

The perception of many people is wrong. Many people think that cardiac asthma is the same as to various other primary diseases of the lungs which cause wheezing or panting.

Cardiac asthma highly misunderstood, it has ways of clinical tests, for better understanding of the patients and their families.

Symptoms of Cardiac Asthma

The easiest way to distinguish cardiac asthma from other types of asthmas is through the symptoms. Some of the main symptoms are shortness of breath with or without wheezing, increased rapid and shallow breathing, increased blood pressure and heart rate, and a feeling of uneasiness.

Other than that, in certain cases, cardiac asthma causes people to wake up breathless a few hours after sleeping, and have to sit upright to properly breathe again. This is due to lying down too long. When people with this disease do so, the fluid would accumulate in the lungs and lead to shortness of breath.

Not stopping there, this disease also causes swollen ankles which worsen rapidly.
These symptoms are very important to distinguish this disease from others and give the proper medications and treatments, which are mainly focused on controlling the night coughs, control of the edema, control of inflow load and the amount of residual blood in the left ventricle, and so on.

Even though you may know what is cardiac asthma, what causes it, what causes it internally and externally, what are the symptoms. However, will all these information will of no use to no action is being taken. Having the knowledge is not power, applying the knowledge is true power to free yourself the agony of having asthma again. You should never add to, or alter any component of your current asthma treatment without first consulting your physician.

However, many asthmatics sometimes tend to forget that even though they may know a little of cardiac asthma, but this is not adequate, they should be be conscious and aware that in order to have an asthma-free lifestyle, a proper and yet effective asthma recovery system is necessary. Even without a proper asthma management system, there will not be much asthma free lifestyle to hope for.

Applying the knowledge of knowing what is cardiac asthma together with an effective system - enjoy your life once again.
About the Author
Eddy Kong WW is the author of a 7-day Asthma Recovery System, "How to Quickly & Effectively Treat Your Asthma Condition". Drop by at Asthma Treatment for your free copy. Also do visit his Asthma Blog .
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