By:Hailey Killian (A2)
- People with certain types of allergies are most likely to have asthma.
- People who are overweight are most likely to get asthma.
- People with asthma have very difficult times breathing. When this happens it is called, an asthma flare- up( asthma attack)
- An asthma flare-up can last for several hours. (or even longer if a person doesn't use asthma medicine)
- Teens with asthma may have a parent or a close relative who has asthma or had it in their childhood.
- Doctors treat each asthma case differently depending on if the case is serious or mild.
- If you have asthma, you should stay away from people that smoke. Or, if you do smoke then you should quit because it will only make matters worse.
- Before and after you exercise or do any physical activity, you should use your inhaler or, take any medicine that the doctor told you to use.
- Limit physical activity so it doesn't cause any asthma flare-ups.
- Between flare-ups, breathing can seem completely normal, although some people may cough or feel as if they are always short of breath.
Five Things a Person Can Do to Maintain or Improve Their Health
- Use all you're medication you're doctor tells you, and use you're inhaler.
- Be smart about exercising. Sometimes, when you exercise too much, it can trigger an asthma attack.
- Don't be in an environment where people are smoking.
- Pay attention to the weather outside. Limit your time outside or any physical activity involved when you known the weather or air pollution may affect you.
- Know what to do when you are about too get an asthma flare-up.
Cramer, David; Costello Angela, Douglas; Odle Teresa Dupler, David; Odle Teresa Cramer, John L. Stauffer, Stephen C. Redd, "Asthma." UXL Encyclopedia of Science. 2002, The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th Ed.. 2014, A Dictionary of Nursing. 2008, UXL Complete Health Resource.