Asthma

By: Nathan Alviti

Introduction

Asthma is type of disease that affects your lungs. Asthma is also a condition that comes commonly to people. It causes you to have repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or morning coughing. Asthma can be controlled by taking medicine and avoiding the things that triggers an asthma attack on you. You must also remove the triggers in your environment because they can make your asthma worse and you will have more trouble breathing and you could die.
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What Are Some Things That Set Off An Asthma Flare Up?

  1. Allergens- like pollen, mold, or other things that cause an allergic reaction in some people
  2. Airborne irritants and pollutants, like smoke, strong scents, or high levels of air pollutants
  3. Exercise- Running, lifting and hitting
  4. Weather, like cold, dry air or extreme heat or humidity
  5. Respiratory tract infections, like colds and flu
  6. Also plenty of other things can cause your asthma to flare-up laughing, crying, yelling and for girls their asthma can get worse before their period.

What You Should and Shouldn't Do To Avoid Asthma

  1. You can avoid things that you know trigger your asthma
  2. Stop smoking
  3. Do regular exercises
  4. Be in control
  5. Take care in cold weather
  6. Eat healthy
  7. Get your jabs
  8. Check your painkillers

How do people Know if they Have Asthma

Most people who have asthma find out they have it when they're kids. To find someone with asthma, a doctor will do a physical exam and ask about a person's medical history, including whether anyone else in the family has asthma. If your doctor thinks you have asthma, he or she may send you to a specialist.
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Information

Asthma affects your bronchial tubes also known as your airways. When you breath air comes in from your nose of mouth and flows down your trachea which leads it into the lungs. It happens differently if you have asthma your airways swell up and produces a lot of thick mucus which makes it harder for air to reach your lungs and breath. When people get an asthma attack it is known as a flare-up. These flare-ups can last for hours or longer and by the end people usually feel much better. No one knows how someone might get asthma but scientist guess it could be from genes or environment factors. Asthma is not contagious and people who are overweight might have a higher risk of having it.

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