Test Your Knowledge...What Is Asthma?

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A quiz on the basics of asthma


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  • 1. 

    What is asthma?

    • A.

      Heart failure

    • B.

      A mild ailment

    • C.

      An intestinal illness

    • D.

      A chronic respiratory disease

    Correct Answer
    D. A chronic respiratory disease
    Explanation
    Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. It is not a heart failure or an intestinal illness, but rather a condition that affects the lungs and breathing. Asthma is a long-term condition that requires ongoing management and treatment to control symptoms and prevent flare-ups.

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  • 2. 

    If a person suffers from asthma, what are the likely symptoms he/she may have?

    • A.

      Sore, swollen and sensitive airway linings.

    • B.

      Weak breathing

    • C.

      Fast and unsteady pulse

    • D.

      Cancer in the airway

    Correct Answer
    A. Sore, swollen and sensitive airway linings.
    Explanation
    A person suffering from asthma is likely to experience symptoms such as sore, swollen, and sensitive airway linings. These symptoms can lead to difficulty in breathing, wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. Asthma is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways, making it harder for air to flow in and out of the lungs. This can result in various respiratory issues and discomfort for the individual.

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  • 3. 

    Asthma causes the airways to:

    • A.

      Constrict

    • B.

      Become imflammed

    • C.

      Become lined with a large amount of mucus

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Asthma is a respiratory condition that causes the airways to constrict, become inflamed, and produce excessive mucus. Constriction of the airways makes it difficult for air to flow in and out of the lungs, leading to breathing difficulties. Inflammation further narrows the airways and causes swelling, making it even harder to breathe. Additionally, the excessive production of mucus can clog the airways, further obstructing airflow. Therefore, all of the given options are correct as they accurately describe the effects of asthma on the airways.

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  • 4. 

    What can lead to an asthma attack?

    • A.

      Airway Obstruction

    • B.

      Airway Irritability

    • C.

      Inflammation

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above can lead to an asthma attack. Airway obstruction refers to the narrowing or blockage of the airways, which can make it difficult for air to flow in and out of the lungs. Airway irritability refers to the increased sensitivity of the airways, causing them to react strongly to triggers such as allergens or irritants. Inflammation refers to the swelling and irritation of the airways, which can further narrow the air passages. All these factors contribute to the development of an asthma attack by causing the airways to become constricted, leading to symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.

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  • 5. 

    What should you do when you have an asthma?

    • A.

      Overuse asthma medication

    • B.

      Smoke

    • C.

      To use the medicines as prescribed

    • D.

      Not control diet

    Correct Answer
    C. To use the medicines as prescribed
    Explanation
    When someone has asthma, it is important for them to use the medicines as prescribed by their healthcare provider. Asthma medications help to manage and control symptoms, reduce inflammation, and prevent asthma attacks. Following the prescribed medication regimen can help to keep asthma symptoms under control and prevent exacerbations. It is not recommended to overuse asthma medication or smoke, as these can worsen symptoms and trigger asthma attacks. Controlling diet may also be important for some individuals with asthma, as certain foods or allergens can trigger symptoms, but it is not specifically mentioned in the given answer choices.

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  • 6. 

    When does nocturnal asthma usually occur?

    • A.

      Early night

    • B.

      Near Dawn

    • C.

      2am-4am in the middle of the night

    • D.

      It does not exist

    Correct Answer
    C. 2am-4am in the middle of the night
    Explanation
    Nocturnal asthma usually occurs between 2am-4am in the middle of the night. This is because during this time, the body's natural circadian rhythm causes a decrease in lung function and an increase in airway inflammation, making it more difficult for individuals with asthma to breathe. Additionally, during the night, there is less exposure to environmental triggers such as allergens and pollutants, which can also contribute to the occurrence of asthma symptoms during this time.

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  • 7. 

    In which age group of people is asthma the most common disease in?

    • A.

      Children

    • B.

      Teens

    • C.

      Adults

    • D.

      Elderly

    Correct Answer
    A. Children
    Explanation
    Asthma is most common in children. This is because their immune systems are still developing and they are more susceptible to respiratory infections and allergies. Additionally, children have smaller airways compared to adults, making them more prone to asthma symptoms. Environmental factors such as exposure to allergens and pollutants also play a role in triggering asthma in children. Early diagnosis and proper management of asthma in children is crucial to prevent complications and improve their quality of life.

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