Asthma is a chronic condition that affects 10’s of thousands of people across the world. Although it isn’t curable it is controllable. ‘Asthma’ is the Greek word for pant or to breath hard. The Greek’s named it ‘asthma’ because the wheezing sound is diagnostic of the condition.
Asthma is among the most common Emergency Department diagnosis in America. Attacks are usually treated with bronchodilators and other medications that reduce the inflammation in the airways. There are several different types of triggers that induce the asthmatic response including food allergies, environmental allergies, chemical allergies and airborne irritants. Among the list of food allergies is the response to alcohol. And asthma can be the response.