Asthma

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Asthma

Asthma dosen't have a cure but it can be treated. People with asthma are usally given an inhaler. An inhaler is a portable device that holds a breathable medication. This doesn't cure you of the disease but instead prevents the symptoms. You will have to take the inhaler on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis if you don't want the symptoms to return. The inhaler helps asthmatics live a normal happy life.

Asthma syptoms include severe coughing (especially at night), during exercise, or when laughing. There is also a shortness in breath, chest tightness, and wheezing when you exhale. If the symptoms are not treated they can become deadly.

Asthma

What is it?Asthma is a non-communicable disease (it can't be transmitted from one human to another). It swells, chokes, and strangles the airways that extend from your lungs and throughout your body. The disease makes it very hard to breathe and in rare cases live.

What causes Asthma?Asthma is caused by pollens, animal dander, and severe toxins. Examples would be dog hair,cigarette smoke and air pollution. You can avoid all of this and you still have a chance of getting asthma becasue asthma can be inherited. This means that if your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandparent, or aunt or uncle has it then you have a chance of getting it yourself.

How your air ways look with and without Asthma

How is it treated?

Sighns and Syptoms of Asthma

Asthma is an epidemic that is not going to disappear on its own. If someone in your family has it you have a chance of getting it at birth or later in life as your body starts to devolp and change. You should limit your exposure to pesticides in the home, school and community. Inhaling such toxins often will make you start coughing and wheezing. Vaccum carpets frequently to reduce allergens. Avoid spraying lawns and gardens with pesticides. Encourage your school and work to use techniques that eliminate pesticide reliance.

How can I not get Asthma?

If there is anything I didn't answer or if you have more questions about asthma then please go to this website and watch the video.http://www.healthination.com/lungs/asthma/what-is-asthma/

Inhalers


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