10 Facts about Asthma
- Asthma is a long-term lung disease that makes the airways in your body narrow.
- Asthma affects your bronchial tubes also known as airways.
- Asthma causes wheezing, chest tightness, breath shortness, and heavy coughing.
- Wheezing is a whistling sound people make when they breathe out.
- When you have asthma you normally start coughing at night or early in the morning.
- People can have asthma at any age, but normally starts in someone's childhood.
- 25 million people have asthma in the U.S. and out of those 25 million, 7 million are children.
- When people have asthma their airways are always inflamed so they start to produce strong mucus and they start to swell up.
- When people have trouble breathing they're having an asthma flare-up which is also known as an asthma attack.
- An asthma flare-up can be related to trying to breathe through a straw.
Five Things a Person Can Do to Maintain or Improve Their Health
You can talk with your doctor to work on other that can get in the way of asthma.
- Avoid things that can make your asthma worse or start an asthma flare-up.
- You should not avoid physical activity.
- Everyone needs physical activity for a healthy lifestyle.
- Working with your doctor to figure out medicines to help your asthma.
What is Asthma?
What Causes Asthma?
Who Gets Asthma?
What are the Symptoms?
- Chest Tightness
- Breath Shortness
- Heavy Coughing
How is Asthma Diagnosed?
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