Asthma

History of Asthma

We know that asthma existed in ancient Egyptian times, and there is some evidence that asthma has been around even before that. The Georg Ebers Papyrus contains prescriptions written in hieroglyphics for over 700 remedies. One of the ancient Egyptian remedies was to heat a mixture of herbs on bricks and inhale their fumes.

Symptoms of Asthma

People with asthma tend to have difficulty breathing. This is called an asthma attack or flare up. It happens when the person with it exercises or has an allergen from something.

Agent that causes asthma

Scientists do not know exactly where asthma comes from.

How is asthma spread

Asthma is not contagious. people with asthma usually have a parent or grandparent that has asthma.

How is asthma diagnosed and treated

A doctor will do a exam and ask for a medical history if they think they might have it they will send them to a specialist. Asthma is not cure able but there are ways of treating it, by avoiding triggers and medicine.

How can you prevent the spread of Asthma?

We can not really stop the spread of asthma cause we do not know the cause.