Sudden and unexpected breathlessness is most likely tend to be caused by one of the following health conditions. There is accumulating evidence that in many patients, dyspnea is multifactorial in causes, and that in most patients, there is no single, all-encompassing explanation for dyspnea. (Manning & Mahler, 2001) First, a problem with your lungs or airways may disturb the patient’s breathing system. Sudden breathlessness could be an asthma attack. This shows that your airways have narrowed and you will produce more phlegm (sticky mucus), which will cause you to cough and wheeze.
Bronchitis is an INFLAMMATION of the membrane that lines the air passages, or, bronchial tubes, of the LUNGS and results in the narrowing of these air passages. This disorder may be of either an acute or chronic type. Irritation of mucus-producing glands within the membrane results in the production of excess bronchial secretions. The main symptoms of bronchitis are cough and increased expectoration of sputum, with or without associated wheezing and shortness of breath. Acute bronchitis is usually caused by infection by one of the many viruses that cause the common COLD or INFLUENZA and is frequently associated with MEASLES.
The shortness of the breath, you can feel that you rare out of breath your lungs can hurt all over and your lungs don’t have enough of oxygen in your lungs is recommend to see the our physician immediately. Therapy oxygen is recommended in most of the cases. In some patient the asthma comes and goes. The patient can have a whistle sound. The mucus is a sticky thick liquid is in the airways this will make the airways be thick and will make the patient break more harder and sometimes will not have no air in the lungs that can cause even
During an asthma attack, the walls of the airways become irate, and the mucous membrane found on the walls of the lungs become swollen with fluid and mucus fills taking up the remaining space, making it difficult to breathe. *Because air cannot flow in and out of the lungs freely, a whistling or wheezing sound may be heard. During a severe attack, wheezing might stop because of the air moving in and out of the lungs are too weak to make a... ... middle of paper ... ...ility of emotions and stress to weaken the body's defenses. Allergies and Asthma Allergies are the one of the main leading causes of asthma. About 90% of children under the age of ten that are infected with asthma have allergies.
Emphysema does not normally show symptoms early on, but most people will start noticing shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and will experience frequent respiratory infections. A persistent cough can also be a sign; the cough will usually produce mucus (Litin 775). Some experience “a bluish skin color resulting from a less than normal amount of oxygen in the blood” (Levitzky 262), known as cyanosis. Heart problems can also occur since Emphysema increases the pressure in the arteries that connect the heart and lungs, because blood has a harder time traveling through the damaged lung. Smoking is the leading cause of Emphysema.
During this stage the infected person may have similar symptoms to that of the common cold such as headaches, fatigue, sneezing, fever, cough, and runny or stuffy nose. (medicinenet.com).The second stage is the paroxysmal stage. This stage is where whooping cough gets its name. When the cilia are damaged this causes a buildup of mucus, and the infected person will try to get rid of the accumalated mucus by coughing. The coughing can be so violent that it can break ribs.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD is an umbrella term used to describe a combination of lung diseases. COPD (in the US) most commonly includes two main diseases, Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis. COPD is a progressive disease that becomes worse over time. There is no known cure for COPD, but treatments are available to maintain quality of life. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease causes coughing fits that produce large amounts of phlegm as the bronchioles become plugged up with mucus.
Pneumonia is very commonly found in people with poor oral health because of the extreme buildup of bacteria which is being taken in constantly (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society). Too much bacteria will cause the body to remove which causes the bacteria to buildup in the respiratory tracts, causing inflammation and fluid buildup which is pneumonia. Gingivitis is the lowest form of periodontal diseases, which is an inflammatory disease of the gums, caused from an excessive buildup of plaque on the gum line. Gingivitis causes painful inflammation, swelling, irritation, and bleeding of the gums. The inflammation from gingivitis can be detrimental to people with type two diabetes, making it even harder to keep their blood sugar levels normal (Usborne par.
Smoking can cause many problems in the mouth, including mouth sores, ulcers, gum disease, cavities, loss of teeth, and smokers are much more likely to get cancers of the mouth and throat. Smoking also leads to your skin being very dry and elasticity, meaning it will wrinkle and have stretch marks. Smoking causes inflammation of our lungs and throat, which causing wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. The extended inflammation causes scarring of the lungs, which can restrict air flow, making it harder to breath. All of this over years of time will cause chronic cough and respiratory infections.
A. COPD and Its Symptoms Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common, advancing, and severe lung disease that is characterized by persistent limitation in the flow of air making it hard to ventilate. Patients exhibit extensive dyspnea, chronic cough, and excessive production of sputum. Chronic airflow limitation inherent of COPD results from long-term inhalation of respiratory tract irritants, such as cigarette smoke, resulting in an abnormal inflammatory response in the tract. Inflammation causes the bronchial smooth muscle to contract leading to bronchoconstriction. This makes ventilation very difficult.