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Transcript of Asthma
What is Asthma?
It is a chronic lung disease
It comes from the Ancient greek verb AAZEIN- meaning to breath with an open mouth or to pant
Asthma is a condition that affects our natural ability to breath
Has been an illness for 2,000 years and perhaps more than 4,000
What causes Asthma?
Physical activity (running)
Respiratory infection such as the common cold
Air pollutants such as smoke
Strong emotions and stress
Menstrual cycle in some woman
Feeling shorten of breath
Struggling for breath
Hard to speak
Nostrils flaring out
Really tired or lethargic
Squeezing in skin above breastbone and between ribs
Symptoms of Asthma:
How does asthma develop:
You are pregnant
Your parents have asthma one of them
Have allergies (eye, skin, nasal)
Organs affected by Asthma:
How to cure/treat/surgery for Asthma:
Inhalers and medications
Bronchial thermoplasty is a surgery that opens up the airways
Facts about Asthma:
The amount of people who have asthma has increased by 15%
23 million people in the world have asthma
In children boys are more likely to have asthma
In adults women are more likely to have asthma then men
Asthma is the most common in children
There is no cure for asthma so you live your whole life with it
How I deal with "asthma":
Take my inhaler when needed
Make sure if I have trouble breathing I have something to drink and my inhaler
See my doctor
NO SMOKING !!
Greenberg,Alissa. Asthma. New York: Franklin Watts, 2000. Print.