How an asthma attack occurs
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August

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


This animation will show what happens in the
lungs during an asthma attack and how a reliever inhaler works to treat
it. Click the navigation arrows below the animation
screen to play, pause, rewind or fast-forward the animation. This animation
contains sound. Air (oxygen) is taken in through the mouth
and nose. It then passes through the trachea to the
bronchi. Asthma is a condition where the airways become
irritated and inflamed. The bronchi are large tubes which are found
in the lungs. Air flows through these tubes. The bronchi branch and narrow into tubes called
bronchioles. The bronchioles continue to branch and end
with tiny air sacs called alveoli. In healthy lungs, oxygen is taken into the
body through the bronchi and passes into the blood via the alveoli. If you have an asthma attack you may start
wheezing, your chest may feel tight and you may be breathless. The muscles in the walls of the airways tighten
and the inner surface swells, causing the airways to narrow. An asthma attack can be triggered by exercise
or an allergy for example, both of which can irritate the airways. When the airways narrow it’s harder to breathe. Reliever inhalers are used to widen the airways
so you can breathe more easily if you have an asthma attack. The inhaler contains a gas which propels the
medicine into the airways so that the muscle walls relax and the airways
open up. When the airways widen it’s easier to breathe. This is the end of the animation. Click on the animation screen to watch it
again.


100 thoughts on “How an asthma attack occurs

  1. I once was having an asthma attack and passed out when my ma dragged me in the hospital the nurs too 2 or 3 minutes asking questions what the hell

  2. I've had asthma since I was a kid. I was hospitalized for almost a week, when I reached pneumonia. My immune defense is quite low due to my medical history. I just got back from the hospital since I had a attack due to a viral infection. My oxygen level was at 94 which isn't that bad but it could've been worse. It sucks because many times asthma is not only triggered by not being physically active but allergies or a bad cold or possibly mold that's accumulated in your household. That's how my asthma started. But honestly my asthma attacks have gotten so bad to the point where my inhaler doesn't work even if I take it every 4 hours. The struggle is real guys, only people with asthma or lung disease know what it feels to be short of breath and it's the scariest ever.

  3. Just came back from the gym and my chest was weasy af so i wondered what causes my asthma to start and now i kinda know why

  4. I have spent months studying reducing asthma naturally and discovered a great resource at Laken chest remedy (google it if you're interested)

  5. i went to the hospital 3 times and i am having an attack right now no) joke )i just wanted to say that asthma is the worst and i can't breath can i get support and get 100 like plz

  6. If anyone here has asthma, i have a smal solution that acc works for me. When my chesy feels tight and i dont have my inhaler w me, i jst chew some gum (Excel White). I put 3 of em in my mouth and i swallowed my minty saliva. It acc works! My air way r acc much better if i do this. Try it (Idk if itll work for anyone else doe)

  7. My 25 year old sister just died of asthma she was 4 months pregnant ppl take this condition serious RIP ASHLEY HILL 6/11/17 love u to the moon And back sister

  8. I have had asthma since I was born and have never had an asthma attack. Is it weird that I want to experience one?

  9. Ventolin (Salbutamol) prolongation of the life of the inhaler if the balloon of the inhaler has run out, but there is still no new one, and the attack of asthma is increasing. We proceed from the fact that the gas in the balloon of the inhaler ends before the powder. Advice on our channel

  10. Here's what I discovered:

    slip garlic cloves in soft foods like soup, chili and other soupy soft foods. Microwave as usual and make sure the garlic is in the bottom of the bowl because the microwave will cook the garlic but don't over cook it since you only want it partially cooked

  11. Dear all
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  12. My Mom got Asthma when I was born. She inherited it from my Great grandfather. 4 days ago I had trouble breathing and haven't take treatment. Today I actually found out that I'm starting to have Asthma. This would've happen actually but I have my Mom's family blood so I guess I have Asthma too. But right now I have to wait 3 months for my Asthma to be cured and I only have 68% of breathing oxygen.

  13. I'm not sure but ,if anyone else wants to uncover treatment for asthma try Knewreck  Asthma Eradicator Guide (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my friend got cool results with it.

  14. I have multiple experiences with asthma, and I have trouble trying to get in shape most of the time because I 1. Don't have much stamina and 2. Asthma breathing troubles. Ive gotten made fun of uncountable times because of my inability to run as far as my classmates, so im known as the "slow kid who is 'fat'" which I hate a whole lot. My friends who always try and encourage me to run will sometimes make jokes about it, but ill let it slide cause it's not really appointed at me in a bully-ish kinda way. I can run fast, but my shortness of breath restrains me from running far. I have to breathe while laughing, I have to catch up or im laughed at, and have to struggle with trying to catch up without being left behind or forgotten about. While ive never had a full on asthma attack, I have a horrible struggle with it. I wish I didn't have all the medical problems I do (epilepsy, asthma, carpal tunnel, back problems (at age 10 -_-), and etc.), I will somehow learn to deal 🙂

  15. Do you guys thinks I have asthma ? I smoke like once or twice a week and everytime I laugh I start to cough and my throat bothers me and I start to wheeze

  16. When there's a smoke, furry, and dust i can't breath…it seams like there's a thing stock on my nose then my chest hurts! Do i have an asthma?

  17. Oh Lord. I go from looking at this to lung cancer then,back at this. Ugh. My asthma is not good. I seem to be getting worse it's scaring me.

  18. I RECENTLY HAD A CASE OF ASTHMA AFTER NEGLECTING TO WEAR A DUST MASK WHERE I INHALED CAST IRON DUST FROM A CAST IRON PIPE I WAS CUTTING WITH A GRINDER. . WHAT I DISCOVERED 27 YEARS AGO WHEN I HAD ASTHMA FROM INHALING A POWERFUL CLEANER LIKE FANTASTIC BUT IN COMMERCIAL GRADE (BY THE WAY I STILL USE FANTASTIC SPRAY CLEANER TODAY BUT I AM MORE CAREFUL THESE DAYS HANDLING THINGS) WAS RECENTLY REINFORCED. I BELIEVE MOST OF THESE ASTHMA CASES ARE NOTHING MORE THAN POST NASAL DRIP, SOME MORE AND SOME LESS SEVERE WHICH CAN EASILY BE CURED. ASTHMA IS A INFLAMATION OF THE SINUSES WHERE FLUID DRIPS INTO THE LUNGS AND THE BODY RESPONSES BY CLOSING THE AIRWAYS TO PREVENT YOU FROM DROWNDING. SO REMEMBERING WHAT I SUSPICIONED 27 YEARS AGO WHEN MY INDIAN DOCTOR PRESCRIBED ME FROM WHAT I REMEMBER WAS A NASAL SPRAY CALLED "VASINASE'. I ASKED MY PHARMACISTS ABOUT IT AND HE TOLD ME THAT NASACORT WHICH CAN BE BOUGHT OVER THE COUNTER IS THE SAME THING. SO I BOUGHT IT AND PUT 2 SPRAYS IN EACH NOSTRILE. I USED IT TO THE POINT WHERE I NO LONGER HAD ANYMORE ASTHMA AND IT JUST WENT AWAY AND MY GOLDEN SINGING VOICE WHICH I THANK THE LORD THE ALMIGHTY GOD/CHRIST FOR GIVING ME. HAS COME BACK JUST AS GOOD AS IT WAS WHEN I WAS 18 YEARS OLD. THANK YOU GOD FOR THE INSIGHT AND THE KNOWLEDGE AND THE LITTLE CLUE YOU GAVE ME AS A CHILD WHEN SOMEONE SAID TO ME "GOD DID NOT MAKE A WORLD LIKE THIS", WHICH IT ONLY REINFORCES THAT NOTHING IS GENETIC THAT HARMS YOU AND NEVER WAS. NOT CURING PEOPLE IS A CASH COW MONEY BIG BUSINESS. PRAISE THE LORD AND BY THE WAY THEY ALL VIOLATE THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH. IT IS DISTGUISTING HOW PEOPLE BECOME DOCTORS FOR THE MONEY INSTEAD OF THE CURE. IF I HAD TO TAKE EVERY PENNY OUT OF MY POCKET TO CURE A DISEASE LIKE CANCER, I WOULN'T HESITATE TO SPEND EVERY PENNY I HAVE AND DO SO EVEN IF I BECAME POOR AND SLEPT IN A CARDBOARD BOX ON THE CORNER OF LEXIGTON AVE AND 42ST AND LET THE PEOPLE WATCH ME EATING OUT OF THE CORNER GARBAGE CAN, SO THIS WAY I DON'T HAVE TO SEE THESE ST. JUDE COMMERCIALS OF THIS CARNAGE GOING ON IN THESE CANCER WARDS OF CHILDREN BEING TORTURED TO DEATH BY THESE ANIMALS WITH THESE BARBARIC CANCER TREATMENT ALL BECAUSE OF THEIR ENDLESS LOVE FOR MONEY.

  19. Finally know what’s going on in my chest almost every week. Not that I get a asthma attack every week but I do get close… it’s really painful

  20. I’m 15, once I had an asthma attack when I was like 7 and I was in hospital, with my inhaler by my side, for about a week. I still have it but I feel like it is wearing away because I’m a gymnast and I think it has helped.

  21. Mine where way worse. Almost died a couple times. Seconds from passing out which would have been game over. All because of cat dander we eventually discovered. Thank god!

  22. I'm because one of our CAT officers had an asthma attack today during our Andres Bonifacio march it was a non-stop 30 min march, after the march she went and stood near a car and suddenly went down then started breathing heavily and also cried, then I remembered I have an inhaler not because I have asthma it's because my brother has it and I took it with me out of habit and also pretty weird is that when me and my friends were walking to school before the parade I said "fuck, I forgot my watch but I didn't forget an inhaler that I'll never use" 5 hours later it became VERY useful.

  23. My asthma is weird and different than most types of attacks. For me I don’t really wheeze I just cough a bit but it really hurts :-:

  24. I was born with asthma and when I was 3 I was rushed to the hospitals. Cuz I has a asthma attack and as I was haveing it I was on a machine that I have at home now and so my dad comes in with so food for me cuz l love food and so my dad finna try to give me a quarter and was like here you go for being so good I was like whatttt were the real money and so that was when I was living in Illinois but yeah and like every 3 years it like I have them every time and I cant be near dogs and other things like that and I'm scared that I might die from it but I'm ok

  25. You have to exercise , to improve the Asthma. Yes I agree with the Alberterol. Also eating healthy, drinking healthy things and financing will help the Asthma.

  26. Got asthma when I was 5 I stayed I the hospital for two weeks bc of asthma idk why but I can still remember everything and I don't wanna it was so scarry I told my mum about it and she's like WOW how do you still remember that that was a really long time ago
    Lol I know this is random but yea
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  27. Asthma is a chronic condition where excess mucus is produced due to inflammation of the airway. Homeocare International offers effective treatment for asthma without any side effects the treatment aims to restore its natural functioning.

  28. smoking seven years. Choices of life style just sitting around eating foods high ib Cholestral, then falling ill bad imune System, stress mental illness, can't swallow properly nor Breathe either properly.just had shingles, now chest heart pains , and Breathing . Need better nutrition eat correct foods start over. havent slept for over ten days my. Body wont switch of been for sleeping tablets . they just give me weak tablets ten fucking days no sleep smash my house.up and i shouldnt do that. horrible thinking going die like really want some shut eye

  29. I have a real shortness of breath and they come back every 2-3 days i really don't know if it is asthma or I'm just obese ASF. But I get really bad anxiety when I can't breathe well. I'm just gonna ask my mom if she can take me to the hospital. Wish me luck ;(

  30. Asthma is the disease which affects the airways in which some allergic reactions cause irritation to the muscles around the airways and causes inflammation and increased mucus production which results in cough, shortness of breath. Now get the best homeopathy treatment for asthma with the help of Homeocare International.

  31. I was born with asthma.Last month i don't know if it's asthma attack or Heart attack.I was smoking weed that time. I lay down after then i feel my Heart beat so fast and i feel my body numb.Im just 16 years old and i smoke cigarettes since 14 yrs old. So tell me was it a stroke or asthma?

  32. just got back from fucking sports day
    fell over
    couldnt fucking breath
    won like 50 races
    my legs are ded
    had a asthma attack

  33. Asthma is a Over active immune system (autoimmune diseases)

    BEST solution is to BALANCE the IMMUNE SYSTEM

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  35. i have asthma and a asthma attack is very very terrifying to get i never got a asthma attack they said my asthma is very bad that inhalers for me don't work they are not effective enough for me so the doctor said i have to get something more stronger for me to breath correctly

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