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Asthma Prezi

Info Tech 9

Ally Asleson

on 25 September 2014

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Transcript of Asthma Prezi

Background photo by t.shigesa
By:Ally Asleson
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a long term disease that makes it hard to breathe.
When you are around certain things your sensitive airways can:
Become red and swollen and your airways get inflamed inside.
What sets off your asthma symptoms?
Many different things can set off your asthma symptoms.
Asthma inducers:
If you breathe in something you're allergic to- for example, dust or pollen.
Asthma triggers:
If you breathe in an asthma trigger like cold air or smoke, or if you exercise.
Asthma Inhaler:
Symbicort and ventolin inhalers care the most commonly used asthma inhalers.
What Is an Asthma Attack?
An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms.
Some symptoms of an asthma attack:
•Constant coughing
•Very rapid breathing
•Chest pain or pressure
Early warning signs of an asthma attack include:
• Frequent cough
• Shortness of breath
• Feeling very tired or weak when exercising
Asthma continues to be a major cause of hospitalization of children in Canada.
8.5% of the population over age 12 have been diagnosed as having asthma
In Canada, approximately 20 children and 500 adults die each year from asthma.
Yellow is 1-4%,
orange is
red is 9% & up
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