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All About Asthma

Everything you want to know about asthma
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Melissa Shields

on 30 September 2014

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Transcript of All About Asthma

What is it?
Who does it Impact?
What is the cause?
Organizations:
What helps manage/help illness?
What body system does it impact?
The Asthma Society of Canada. It presents a guide on how to live with asthma.
Canadian Lung Association
Canadian Allergy & Asthma Products

Asthma affects about over five million people. No one knows for sure why some people have asthma and others don't, but, we do know that asthma can run in families. Asthma affects 5-10 kids out of 20 in North America.
Airborne allergens like, pollen, animal dander, mold, cockroaches and dust mites.
Respiratory infections, such as a simple cold.
Physical activity (exercise)
Cold air.
Air pollutants and irritants, such as smoke.

The key to managing your asthma is to track down your triggers and eliminate them from your life. Keeping tr of your symptoms will also help.
It attacks the bronchi in your lungs, causing really hard to breath. It can affect your respiratory system, immune system and nervous system
All About Asthma
It is a respiratory system made by spasms.
An asthma flare-up, or an asthma attack, happens when a person's airways get swollen and narrower and it gets a lot harder for oxygen to get in and out of your lungs. When the swollen airways produce extra mucus, it makes things pretty sticky, so it's easy to see why it's so hard to breathe.

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