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asthma

Noah Osterman

description
Asthma affects how much air your airway can carry to your lungs.

cause
Allergies, tobacco smoke, air pollution from mold, noxious fumes from household cleaners and paints, nitrogen oxide from gas stoves.

How you get asthma


Asthma isn't contagious but it is passed through your genes and is more common in boys, scientists guess this is because boys airways are much smaller than females.

Common symptoms
Coughing, especially at night Wheezing Shortness of breath Chest tightness, pain, or pressure

How asthma is diagnosed


Your doctor will diagnose asthma based on your medical and family histories, and a physical exam.

Treatment options
Your doctor may proscribe and inhaler and or a breathing treatment of either pulmacort or albuteral.

Long-term prognosis
There is no known cure for asthma but for some they seam to just grow out of there symptoms.

Minimizing the risks of getting asthma


Dont smoke Maintain a healthy diet Keep good Indoor air quality

origin
asthma first appeared in roman times during the siege of troy

Related conditions to asthma


Sinusitis: Myocardial ischemia: Pulmonary embolism: Gastroesophageal reflux disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Chronic bronchitis: . Congestive heart failure: Bronchiectasis: Upper airflow obstruction: Vocal cord dysfunction: Vocal cord paralysis: Bronchogenic Aspiration Pulmonary aspergillosis Respiratory syncytial virus

5 facts about asthma


1. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects airways in lungs. During asthma attacks, patients can experience wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or tightness and pain in the chest.

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Asthmatic attacks can be triggered by allergens, exercise, smoke, pollution, or airway infections. In 2010, more than 18 million adults and 7 million children suffered from asthma. In the last decade, the number of people with asthma increased by 15 percent. Asthma costs the country more than $50 billion every year in healthcare costs.

5 more facts
1. 2. In children, boys are more likely to develop asthma than girls, but in adults, women are more likely than men. Hispanics may have an elevated risk for exposure to air pollution since a disproportionate number (80 percent) live in areas that fail to meet one or more national standards for air pollution. Asthma is the number one reason for children missing school, accounting for more than 10 million missed school days a year. College-age adults (ages 18 to 24) are more likely to develop asthma than older adults Less than 17 percent of people without asthma smoke, while more than 20 percent of people with asthma smoke. Smoking is known to trigger asthmatic attacks.

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sources
http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-asthma http://www.webmd.com/asthma/guide/asthmamimcs http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/asthma/asthma-history.php https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/70D FCF9B4401B1BBCA257BF0001A04B5/$File/asth3.pdf http://www.ginasthma.org/FAQs?faqid=4 http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/healthtopics/topics/asthma/treatment.html http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/healthtopics/topics/asthma/diagnosis.html http://www.webmd.com/asthma/guide/asthma-symptoms http://www.webmd.com/asthma/guide/asthma-risk-factors http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/asthma/what-causesasthma.php