Asthma

Colton Simmons

Symptoms of the disorder

  • shortness of breath
  • coughing
  • wheezing
  • chest tightness

Complications from disorder

  • pneumonia (infection in lungs)
  • collapse of the lungs
  • respiratory failure
  • serious asthma attacks that don't respond to treatments

Inheritance

The inheritance of asthma is autosomal, if one of your parents have or had asthma than you will probably have asthma. if both of your parents have or had asthma than you are even more likely to get asthma.

Treatments of asthma

Asthma has no cure so the goal to treating asthma is to control it. Some examples are:

  • maintain good lung function
  • prevent asthma attacks by seeing the doctor before it gets bad
  • prevent chronic symptoms
  • reduce need for quick-relief medicines

Research outlook

There are many medicines to improve not having asthma attacks, however, many people do not take them so they are putting themselves in a big risk. Some research is being conducted such as breathing exercises to reduce and relieve a person of asthma attacks.

Name of Gene

An over-active gene "ORMDL3" was linked to around 30 percent of childhood asthma cases. this gene is responsible for disrupting the synthesis of lipid molecules.

How are carriers detected

Carriers of Asthma usually have asthma because it runs in your family. If one of your parents in your family have asthma than you will probably have it too. There is no genetic test for Asthma.
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"Inflamed Bronchial Tubes in Asthma." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2015.
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"New Genetic Findings for Asthma and Hay Fever." The 23andMe Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2015.
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"Asthma and Detroit." Asthma and Detroit. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2015.
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<i>Forbes</i>. Forbes Magazine, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2015.

Extra Facts

  • about 235 million people suffer from asthma
  • asthma deaths will increase in the next 10 years if urgent action is not taken
  • asthma is the most common chronic disease among children
  • asthma triggers include can include cold air or physical exercise
Understanding Asthma - 360p [Animation]

Citation for video

"Understanding Asthma - 360p [Animation]." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2015.

Citations

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