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FOR LISTENING Work Cited Impact on System Treatment Treatment Cont'd Prevention Causes Diagnosis Symptoms & Signs - Unknown
- Associated with allergies, infections, and heredity
- Exposure to tobacco smoke
- Respiratory infections
- Exposure to environmental conditions Symptoms: paroxysmal dyspnea, wheezing, chest tightness, and cough
Signs: edema of airway walls, tissue damage and mucus buildup
•Spirometry test •Medicines
•Avoid asthma triggers
•Keep track of your asthma symptoms
•Regular checkups No real cure - asthma is a long term disease, but there is treatment to control it:
•Prevent symptoms, such as coughing and shortness of breath
•Reduce need for quick-relief medicines
•Helps maintain lung function
•Maintain normal activity and be able to sleep through the night
•Prevent asthma attacks -Asthma Action Plans: You can work with your doctor to create a personal asthma action plan. The plan will describe your daily treatments, such as which medicines to take and when to take them. The plan also will explain when to call your doctor or go to the emergency room.
-Inhaled corticosteroids Asthma is the spasm, narrowing and inflammation of bronchi. When the airways react, the muscles around them tighten, narrowing the airways, causing less air to flow into the lungs. The swelling can also worsen, making the airways even narrower. Cells in the airways might make more mucus than usual, blocking air flow. - African Americans are more affected by asthma
- Current asthma prevalence is higher among children than adults, boys than girls, women than men
- Low-income populations, minorities, and children living in inner cities experience more emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths due to asthma
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