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What Happens During An Asthma Attack?

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A quiz about what happens during an asthma attack.

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  • 1. 
    When does an asthma attack occur?
    • A. 

      An asthma attack occurs when the sufferer gets exposed to allergens

    • B. 

      An asthma attack occurs when the sufferer’s asthma symptoms suddenly has a drastic turn for the worse

    • C. 

      An asthma attack occurs when the sufferer begins to feel faint

    • D. 

      An asthma attack occurs when the sufferer exercises

  • 2. 
    What are the common symptoms of asthma attacks?
    • A. 

      Wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty in breathing

    • B. 

      Difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, nausea

    • C. 

      Wheezing, panting, tearing

    • D. 

      Chest tightness, stomachache, fever

  • 3. 
    What is the timeframe for asthma sysmptoms to develop and become srious?
    • A. 

      30minutes to an hour

    • B. 

      12-15 hours

    • C. 

      1-3 hours

    • D. 

      6-48 hours

  • 4. 
    What does PEF stand for?
    • A. 

      Peak Expiratory Fluctuation

    • B. 

      Problematic Expiratory Fluctuation

    • C. 

      Peak Expiratory Flow

    • D. 

      Peak Erratic Flow

  • 5. 
    In severe asthma attacks, what culd happen to the airways?
    • A. 

      Become completely blocked by severe mucus secretion and muscle spasm

    • B. 

      Become completely blocked by severe mucus production and inflammation

    • C. 

      Become completely block by allergen build-up

    • D. 

      Airway breaks down

  • 6. 
    Airway inflammation is a result of:
    • A. 

      The body's response to a various range of airway assults

    • B. 

      The body producing white blood cells to combat viruses

    • C. 

      The body breaking down then airways

    • D. 

      The body trying to enlarge the airway

  • 7. 
    What is the second layer of the epithelium layer of the airways called?
    • A. 

      Cilia

    • B. 

      Sub-bronchus

    • C. 

      Submucosa

    • D. 

      Sub-pulmonary artery

  • 8. 
    What is the function of cilia?
    • A. 

      To clear the mucus by pushing the mucus and secretions

    • B. 

      To prevent allergens from reaching the lungs

    • C. 

      To help keep the airways warm

    • D. 

      To kill bacteria and viruses in the respiratory system

  • 9. 
    True or false: Many smokers have their cilia destroyed by the cugarette smoke, causing excess in phlegm in their airways.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What are the 2 main factors causing an asthma attack?
    • A. 

      Airway inflammation and mucus build-up

    • B. 

      Airway inflammation and airway destruction

    • C. 

      Mucus build-up and fluid loss

    • D. 

      Loss of mucus and internal bleeding