Asthma

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Asthma

Asthma

What Is It?Chronic disease that affects lungs and bronchial tubes making it hard to breathe

*Lining of airways swell*Swollen airways make mucus*Airways squeeze tight

Affects lungs and bronchial tubes

Symptoms:Shortness of breath,Chest pain,Choughing/ Wheezing,Difficulty Breathing

Causes:*allergens such as pollen, animal dander, and mold*Respiratory infections*Physical activity*Cold air.*Air pollutants such as smoke.

It Affects:~25.7 million Americans have asthma~2.5 million canadians have asthma~As of 2014, 1 of 11 children have asthma

Prevent asthma attacks by always having a inhaler

Asthma can get worse but usually it gets better as you age

There is no cure but treatments include inhalers and medicine.

Works Cited:Izenberg, Neil. Human Diseases and Conditions: Abscess-Dysrhythmia. Vol. 1. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2000."Teen Health and Wellness." Teen Health and Wellness. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.


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