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Asthma In Men, A Substantial And Escalating Health Issue

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By: Dana Smith

Asthma is a substantial and escalating health issue that has affected people’s day to day life in Santa Clarita, especially the working ability. The incidence of work related asthma and its symptoms have increased drastically in a past decade.

Asthma is a complex disease that mostly happens due genetic predisposition and environmental agents. 

Asthma is more common in boys before puberty and after puberty females become more prone to the condition. Adult males are less probable to suffer a serious asthmatic condition when compared to females.

Men had 35% less risk of developing asthma than women. Male asthma attacks seem to arrive less frequently, that they are any less grievous. 


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Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the airways, which shows clinical symptoms like:

  • Airway hyper responsiveness
  • Reversible air flow obstruction
  • Cough
  • Dyspnea
  • Wheezing or whistling sound while sleeping
  • Chest tightness
  • Trouble sleeping

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Why males have less asthma than females?

In children, boys are more susceptible to asthma condition than girls. Some hypothesis says that underdeveloped and smaller airway size of boys is the reason which causes undesirable symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, viral infection and breathlessness. With the advancement of age, women become more prone to asthma due to various hormonal changes like pregnancy, menopause and other varieties.

Men usually don’t bear to face these hormonal changes that take place in menstrual cycle, menopause and pregnancy, which tend to increase progesterone and estrogen that stimulates narrowing of air passages.

As compared to females, men spend less time at home, which means they are less exposed to the environmental allergens that cause asthma attack. Santa Clarita can be an especially troubling region because of the dry climate. Men are at safer side than women as they have less asthma exacerbations than females, but asthma severity cannot be dismissed. Men too needs proper management of asthma and should seek treatment by consulting with a healthcare professional for the normal and long living.


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What is the treatment approach to the management of asthma in men?

Whatsoever be the gender, asthma treatment is same for both male and females. Asthma can be named as a syndrome instead of disease as it bears clusters of causative factors that cause asthma attacks. The gold rule of asthma treatment and management is to identify the triggering elements that simulate asthma attack. For that, you will necessitate to see a health care professional and follow the whole treatment religiously.

Your Doctor will help you to find out the asthma triggers, effective therapeutic treatment and how to avoid the triggers. He will create a complete asthma action plan that carries all the information involving the activities which needs to be avoided and medications to be consumed on a daily basis and in emergency situations. 

Learn more about health at the Santa Clarita Home and Garden Show at the Valencia Hyatt.

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