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William Menjivar

on 16 April 2010

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Transcript of Asthma

Asthma History Has been recorded since Egyptian times The term Asthma comes from the Greek verb aazein, meaning to pant, to exhale with the open mouth, sharp breath. Asthma, as an inflammatory disease, was not really recognized until the 1960s when anti-inflammatory medications started being used. Epidemoligy Is not really spread through air or contact with another with asthma In 1998, asthma affected an estimated 17.3 million persons in the United States Symptoms Coughing, especially at night
Shortness of breath
Chest tightness, pain, or pressure Asthma varies from person to person. Some may have it everyday while others have it only durring exercise Impacts on Body when you get an asthma attack you have to be exposed to an irritant which causes inflammation in the broncholes. Because of this inflammation your body produces extra mucous which creates mucous plugging and then you ge bronchospasm which decreases the size of the broncholes which creates the wheezing sound when an asthmatic exhales. Asthma affects the respiratory system
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