Dr Amir Yazdan Saves Boy Suffering from Asthma Attack
An asthma attack is not something to joke about. It strikes when you least expect, either from exercising, breathing in pollens, or hanging around animals too long. Usually, an inhaler or breathing treatment will calm the symptoms, but in extreme circumstances a person’s life can be in danger. Luckily for one young boy, Dr Amir Yazdan was around.
Dr Amir is an ER physician and hair transplant surgeon. On New Year’s Eve, Dr Yazdan was taking a cross country road trip to buy a new car. On his way home through South Carolina, he stopped to get gas.
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He was about to get back inside his car to keep going when he heard a woman yelling for help. Her young son wasn’t breathing. When Dr Yazdan arrived at her car, the little boy was blue. He had never done mouth to mouth resuscitation before, but this was life or death.
The mother said that her son has asthma. Yazdan took the inhaler and put the medication in the boy’s mouth, breathing it down into him. He saved the young boy’s life.
Dr Yazdan said that several people had stopped to help the boy, but no one knew what to do first. He said that the first thing he said when he arrived on the scene was have someone call 911. Dr Travis Stork said that there isn’t a lot that you can do for someone having an asthma attack. The physicians with the proper medication can reverse asthma quickly, but you don’t have the ability to do that on the side of the road.
What Is Asthma? & How To Stop An Asthma Attack
Asthma is a chronic condition of the lungs. The bronchials constrict and prevent airflow, making it hard to breathe. Mucus forms and it can be deadly if left untreated. To experience what asthma feels like, take a deep breath. Now, holding that breath, try to take a few shallow breaths in and out. You’ll feel lightheaded and starved for air.
One in 12 suffer from asthma, but Dr Amir Yazdan was able to save Tiger, the young boy that was dying. Tiger surprised Dr Yazdan on stage and said that he saved him from his worst asthma attack ever. He had to go to the hospital a few times before that day, but it had never been that bad. He doesn’t remember anything from that day.
Dr Travis Stork said that if you have asthma, stay on top of your medications and be prepared. If you come across anyone that may be having an asthma attack, don’t wait. Call 911 because they need medical attention.