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Fermin Bautista

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Transcript of Asthma

How and when is asthma first detected?
Most children start to develop the symptoms at 5 years of age. Also, most of the time asthma is detected after birth
Are there treatments or cures for asthma? What are they?
Asthma is a long term disorder that has no cure, but can be controlled. There are multiple different methods of control which usually involve medication
What are the symptoms of asthma?
Is asthma recessive, dominant, or sex-linked?
Asthma is a dominant autosomal trait. You are much more likely to receive asthma when you are born, opposed to when the gene is recessive.
Can people with asthma have children?
Yes, people with asthma are able to have children although the disorder can be passed onto them.
What genes does asthma affect?
Asthma affects multiple different genes on different chromosomes.
Does asthma affect some populations more than others?
Asthma affects those in Puerto Rico more than anywhere else with an effected population of 18.4% in 2013.
What is asthma?
Asthma is a respiratory disorder that causes a difficulty in breathing because of spasms in the bronchi, usually caused by allergic reactions or hypersensitivity.
How common is asthma?
Asthma is an extremely common disorder, affecting over 3 million people in the U.S. every year.
The disorder mostly effects children.
What are the chances they will pass it on to them?
The chances of parents passing asthma down to their children ranges from about 6%-60%
What would a Punnett Square of asthma look like?
What are genetic disorders?
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By Fermin, Nate, Maricela, & Evelynn
A genetic disorder is a disease caused by a defect or mutation in the DNA.
How common is asthma?
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