If you are wondering what Asthma is, Asthma is a common disease of the airways and this flyer is going to tell you what it is, its symptoms, and if you have Asthma, it will tell you how to improve or stabilize your health.

10 interesting facts about Asthma

1. Asthma is a long lasting disease of the airways.

2. It causes the airways to narrow causing the person to wheeze and gasp for air.

3. This is hyper responsive to exercise, pollution in air, stress, and anxiety.

4. Over 235 million people have Asthma right now.

5. Asthma is the cause for children missing more than 10 million school days a year.

6. Some early signs of asthma are caouphing a lot at night, losing breath easily, feeling weak when excersizing, wheezing or couphing after excersize, and trouble sleeping.

7. Dust mites, molds, cockroaches, pet dander, and secondhand smoke can trigger asthma


8. An average of one out of every 10 school-aged child has Asthma.

9. Annual expenditures for health and lost productivity due to asthma are estimated at over $20 Billion.

10. Asthma can affect people at any age and can change over time.

5 things you can do to improve or stabilize your health.

1. Everyone with asthma should have a reliever inhaler. Reliever inhalers are usually blue. They are taken when asthma symptoms occur.

2. Visit your doctor on a regular basis for breathing tests to manage the Asthma.

3. A person with Asthma should have their medication daily and always have an inhaler on them.

4. One of the best ways to prevent an Asthma attack is to take your medication daily and not forget to do it. People forgetting to take their medication daily is the leading cause for a Asthma attack.

5. Understand what triggers your Asthma attack, and don't do the things that will trigger it. This will be different for everyone.


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