Why do people die of asthma attacks?

I have asthma and I row, today I forgot to take my inhaler today because I was running late and I forgot. We happened to do a triathlon and I had a really bad scare with my asthma. It has never been this bad. And I'd like to be informed of the severe dangers that asthma can bring but my main reason for asking is why? What makes you not be able to breath, and what makes you die from it?

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  • 9 years ago
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    You die because you can't get air . You die quite horribly , gasping for air. The air is blocked by the constriction of your airways due to asthma. I can't imagine anyone being so careless as to forget their inhaler . Attach a note to the door which you will see when you are leaving the house. As for the triathlon , do they know you have asthma

    ? You had a really bad scare and I certainly sympathize with you because. my dad had asthma. But maybe you should rethink your priorities. A triathlon isn't worth dying for. You can't imagine what a really serious asthma attack is like... It's terrifying and there is the risk of death.

    Edit: not everyone can do everything in life,sadly. Your health comes first and you need to take care of yourself. You have a long life ahead of you and you can live with asthma if you follow the rules

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  • Ann
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 3 years ago

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  • Kimmie
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Ppl die from asthma because their air way tightens up the inhaler helps losen up the air way to make it easier to breath !

    Source(s): If you forgot to bring your inhaler to school and it's during your pe class you have to bring a note from a doctor and let your teacher know because your not suppose to run if you have sever asthma !
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