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How does the body react to asthma?

Posted on: May 02, 2016

During an asthma attack, the following happen:

The muscle surrounding the airway tightens.
The lining of the airways become swollen.
The mucus glands along the airways increase mucus production.

Symptoms of an attack:

Wheezing – as air passes through the narrowed airways.
Coughing – as the lungs try to dislodge the mucus.
Difficulty in breathing – because the airways smaller and filled with mucus.

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