National health priority area
Why is Asthma a national health priority area
Statistics of Asthma
- There were 389 deaths due to asthma in 2013. That a death rate of 1.5 per 100,000 population
Causes for asthma (biological, behavioural, social determinants)
Behavioural- Some activities that can trigger asthma are smoking, drinking, physical activity and even food allergies.
Social- Socially your friends can trigger asthma attacks, even when your just standing around them while they're are smoking that is why it is best to go inside when they are starting to smoke.
Symptoms, treatment, preventions
Treatment- There are only a few treatments for asthma and they can be asthma
treatments, asthma medications and an asthma inhaler.
Preventions- There is no real way to prevent asthma as it passed down by your parents, but if you talk to your doctor you can design a step by step plan to prevent asthma attacks from occurring.
Local support agencies for asthma
Health promotion strategies related to asthma
-Provide asthma education and awareness programs for students and school staff.