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What is it?Asthma is a chronic disease iin which your airways are inflamed and narrowed making it harder to breathe.

Symptoms-wheezing-shortness of breath-tightness/pain in chest-coughing-fatigue-lack of sleep due to coughing

Causes-inherited-environmental areas (dusty places, poulution)

Who does it affect?-Most common in U.S.-about 1/3 are children under 18-African American children

Treatments-no cure-inhaled corticosteroids-Oral corticosteroids-long-acting bronchodilators-Antileukotrienes-Allergy vaccines

-It affects the respiratory system, lungs, trachea, and airways.

Preventions-keep windows closed-avoid walking in gardens-fix leaky faucets-clean moldy surfaces-no pets-warm up before exercise

Types-Childhood-Nocturnal- Exercise-Related-Occupational-Status asthmaticus

Works Cited"Asthma." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2015. Web. 6 May. 2015 "What Is Asthma?" - NHLBI, NIH. Web. 6 May 2015 "Asthma Symptoms, Diagnosis, Management & Treatment | AAAAI." Asthma Symptoms, Diagnosis, Management & Treatment | AAAAI. Web. 6 May 2015 Izenberg, Neil. "Asthma." Human Diseases and Conditions. Vol. 1. New York: Scribner/Thomson/Gale, 2000. 89-98. Print.


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