Asthma

By: Abbi Stolte

Syptoms:

Wheezing

Coughing (especially at night)

Chest pain

Shortness of breath

Treatment:

Medication

Inhaler

Nebulizer

Fun Fact:

Over $50 billion are spent in our country each

year on health costs for asthma.

What causes asthma?

You are born with it. It's a genetic origin that gets passed down from generation to generation.

What goes on inside the body?

It affects the airways that carry air to and from lungs.
Understanding Asthma - 360p [Animation]

Is there a cure?

There is no complete cure, but by using the treatment, it prevents you from having an asthma attack, and when you do have an asthma attack, helps you stop having one.