Asthma

Cole E.

Introduction

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.
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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?

The formal or medical name of asthma is asthma. There is no common names for asthma. Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell up which produces extra mucus.

What Causes Asthma?

Since asthma is genetic disease you are born with it. It is pass down from generation to generation in your family.

Who Gets Asthma?

People can have asthma at any age, but normally starts in someone's childhood. Anyone can get this disease but it is mostly passed down from family.

What are the Symptoms?


  • Wheezing
  • Chest Tightness
  • Breath Shortness
  • Heavy Coughing

How is Asthma Diagnosed?

There are 3 very popular different things people do to see if they have asthma. You can get a lung function test, others determine what you're allergic to, and you can get your blood tested.

Citations

"What Is Asthma?" - NHLBI, NIH. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2015.


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"Asthma." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. Ed. Joseph. The Nemours Foundation, 01 Jan. 2014. Web. 15 June 2015.


"How Is Asthma Treated and Controlled?" - NHLBI, NIH. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2015.