Asthma

Bad Diets

  • Refined Sugar
  • High in Fat
  • Poor Diets
  • may increase level of inflammation in body

Irritants

  • mold and dust
  • smoke
  • food
  • pets
  • odors and fumes

Symptoms

  • chest tightness
  • periods of wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • coughing

Help To Control

  • inhalers
  • nebulizers
  • allergy shots

Types

  • Child Onset
  • Adult Onset
  • Exercise Induced
  • Cough Induced
  • Steroid Resistant

Child Onset Asthma

  • begins during childhood
  • becomes sensitive to allergens
  • airway cells sensitive to particular materials

Adult Onset Asthma

  • after reaching twenty years old
  • affects women more than men
  • less common

Exercised Induced Asthma

  • wheeze or out of breathe after exercise
  • difficulty getting air in and out of lungs

Cough Induced Asthma

  • difficult to diagnose
  • coughing can occur alone
  • coughing can disrupt sleep

Steroid Resistant Asthma

  • severe asthma
  • higher level of immune activation
  • high levels of the immune system