Body's Reaction to Asthma
During an Asthma attack, the following happen:
Symptoms of an attack:
- The muscle surrounding the airway tightens.
- The lining of the airways becomes swollen.
- The mucus glands along the airways increase mucus production.
- Wheezing - as air passes through the narrowed airways.
- Coughing - as the lungs try to dislodge the mucus.
- Difficulty in breathing - because the airway is smaller and filled with mucus.