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Transcript of Asthma
What is Asthma?
asthma affects the lungs by making the bronchus walls swell up and produce mucus making it hard to breath
there are no cures for this chronic disease.
there are treatments to manage it like inhalers and medications
bronchial thermoplasty is a surgery that opens up the airways
Pursed lip breathing Demonstration
asthma makes your immune system sensitive to substances that do not affect people without asthma
feeling short of breath
an asthma attack
struggling for breath
it is hard to speak
nostrils flaring out
pale/grey skin or sweating
sucking in skin above breastbone and between ribs
really tired or lethargic
it is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airway
Also called bronchial asthma
asthma attacks: is the sudden flare-up of symptoms that can be life threatening
organs affected by asthma
tissues affected by asthma
muscle tissue (smooth muscle)
Asthma Particular Groups of People
nervous tissue (send messages to brain)
cells affected by asthma
When does Asthma Develop
1. In the last decade, the amount of people with asthma has increased by 15 percent.
2. About 23 million people in the world have asthma.
3. In children, boys are more likely to develop asthma than girls. in adults, women are more likely than men.
4. Asthma is the most common fact in children.
5. since asthma cannot be cured yet, you live with it for your whole life.
Types of different Living Environments
Smoking while pregnant