Anyone who's ever had an asthma attack knows about the chest tightness and why it occurs. Yet what about the chest soreness that occurs the next day? Why does asthma causes chest pain?
The interesting thing to note here is there are no pain receptors in your lungs!!! The reason asthma causes pain is because asthma causes you to breathe the wrong way.
Confused? Allow me to explain with a pithy lesson on how we breathe. (To learn why we breathe click here )
Breathing is the process of moving air into and out of the lungs. Breathing is one of the few bodily functions that can be done either consciously (you control it) or unconsciously (without thinking of it). Unconscious breathing : Most of the time you don't think about breathing, yet you continue to do it. This is an important safety net for life, because if we had to think about breathing 24-7 we'd accomplish little and most life would cease to exist. Air goes into your...
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Phlegmatic. Definition:having or showing a stolid temperament. Unemotional. How do you know you're dealing with a phlegmatic asthmatic? You won't unless they tell you they have asthma. These are the zen asthmatics who appear to be accepting of their condition, don't lose their cool and quietly deal with breathing trouble. Asthma Attitude: "I am having trouble breathing, but panicking won't help me." Asthma Strengths: They remain calm with breathing trouble. That's good, stress is an asthma trigger and can make an asthma attack worse. Asthma Weaknesses: Sometimes breathing trouble is serious and requires immediate medical attention. It doesn't pay to ignore the severity of your asthma trouble. Lessons to Live By: Get help as soon as you need it, but try to stay as calm as you can. See Next Asthmatic Type: The Actors See Previous Asthmatic Type: Goofus Asthmatic Return to 11 Asthmatic Types Overview
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