ASTHMA

By: dillan senegal

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ASTHMA IS:

A respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It usually results from an allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity.

ASTHMA IS UNSTOPABLE

Asthma is a disease that is not curable, treatment can vary from person to person. Asthma is a chronic disease most affecting people during child hood.

OR IS IT

Asthma is not curable but preventable

More than 50% of children with asthma don’t qualify for the diagnosis, according to a new report that physicians do a better job of re-evaluating children that receive a diagnosis before age 6 years.

There are three levels of asthma

Although many can experience sever attacks

Common asthma attack triggers include:

  • Pollen, pets, mold and dust mites.
  • Upper respiratory infections.
  • Tobacco smoke.
  • Exercise.
  • Inhaling cold, dry air.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

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ASTHMA VICTIMS

More than 14 people die every day because of asthma attacks.

HOW TO TREAT AN ASTHMA ATTACK

Asthma can usually be managed with rescue inhalers to treat symptoms (albuterol) and controller inhalers that prevent symptoms (steroids). Severe cases may require longer-acting inhalers that keep the airways open (formoterol, salmeterol, tiotropium), as well as oral steroids.
How to Treat Asthma Attack - First Aid Training - St John Ambulance