Coughing is the body's mechanism of eliminating foreign material or mucus from the lungs and upper airway passages or of reacting to an irritated airway.
Frequent coughing commonly indicates the presence of a disease. Many bacteria and viruses benefit evolutionarily by causing the host to cough, which assists to spread the disease to other hosts. Most of the time, coughing is caused by a respiratory tract infection but can be triggered by choking, air pollution smoking, post-nasal drip, chronic bronchitis, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease, heart failure, lung tumors and medications such as ACE inhibitors.
A chronic dry cough may be a indication of mild asthma. Asthma causes inflammation and swelling in the airways that lead to your lungs. When asthma flares up, the airways tighten and become narrower. This keeps the air from passing through easily and makes it difficult for you to breathe. These flare-ups are also named asthma attacks or exacerbations.
If you have asthma, you need to do what you can to reduce your exposure to asthma triggers. Asthma triggers can aggravate your asthma symptoms -- coughing, wheezing, and difficulty catching your breath. While there’s no asthma cure, there are steps you can take to keep your asthma in control and prevent an asthma attack (worsening of asthma symptoms).
Certain asthma triggers can set off the cascade of asthma symptoms. Some asthma triggers may include:
It’s vital to learn to identify your asthma triggers and take steps to avoid them. Record your asthma symptoms in an asthma diary for several weeks, detailing all the environmental and emotional factors that are associated with your asthma. When you have an asthma attack, go back to your asthma diary to see which factor, or combination of factors, might have contributed to it. Some common asthma triggers are not always obvious, such as molds and cockroaches. Ask your asthma specialist about allergy skin testing -- or RAST testing -- to determine to which allergens you have become sensitized. You can then take measures to minimize your exposure to those allergens.
If you have exercise-induced asthma or are planning vigorous exercise or exercise in cold, humid, or dry environments, prevent exercise-induced asthma by following your doctor's advice regarding asthma treatment (usually by using an asthma inhaler containing the drug albuterol).
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Moreover, black Seed phytochemicals nigellone and thymoquinone strongly inhibit lipoxygenase, meaning they counteract with the activity of leukotrienes (LTs), which are biochemicals that preserve inflammatory conditions once they are triggered, and thus play a role in asthmatic bronchial inflammation. Some LTs are also potent stimulators of bronchial tightness, and mucus production--they are 1,000 times more potent than histamine. This implies just a small amount of LTs can tighten the breathing passages and lead to an asthma attack. Black Seed contain phytochemicals that inhibit lipoxygenase without the dangerous side effects of pharmaceutical prescriptions. The commonly used inhalers are beta-adrenergic stimulators that relax bronchial smooth muscle, thereby mechanically opening the airway. intended for emergency use only, they do nothing to relieve underlying inflammation. Overuse of inhalers--more than two canisters weekly--increases the risk of death from asthma by increasing side effects, which include desensitization to the drug, increased heart rate and blood pressure, headaches and blurred vision. Steroids used for asthma can induce or worsen diabetes, glaucoma, obesity, liver damage, abnormal cholesterol levels and cardiovascular desease.