Commoner ICU causes

Respiratory

respiratory failure

Circulatory

heart failure, hypoperfusion, pulmonary embolus, severe anaemia

Metabolic

acidosis

Central

stimulants, e.g. aspirin

Anaphylactic

upper airway obstruction, bronchospasm

Psychiatric

hysterical

Coping with Asthma

Coping with Asthma

If you suffer with asthma, you will no doubt be familiar with the uncomfortable sensations as your bronchial tubes begin to narrow and your muscles around them start to tighten. A sticky mucus known as phlegm begins to produce and increase within your bronchial tubes and you begin to wheeze, cough and struggle to breathe.

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