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  • Asthma Attacks
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    Asthma (A Respiratory Disease) The word asthma come from the Greek term meaning panting. Asthma is respiratory disease usually caused by allergic reaction of dust, pollen, animal fur, feather, and mold. The disease usually causes spasm and constriction of the bronchial passage which results in making it harder for air to pass. Asthma caused from allergies and is also called atopic or extrinsic. Non-allergenic asthma is called intrinsic. Asthma in adults is usually not allergenic and instead caus...
  • Four Asthma Medications
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    In September of 1991, I had a severe asthma attack. The first couple of sentences I heard when I woke from passing out earlier were, "Zachary, what have you been doing? You gotta cut out playing basketball and those other sports so hard buddy", a nurse said. I was only eight when a nurse told me this. For a week I laid in the hospital thinking down on myself. I was moving closer and closer to believing that I couldn't be an effective athlete. My father always told me that I could do all things a...
  • Asthma Attack
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    Asthma is a respiratory disorder marked by breathing difficulty caused by temporary narrowing of the bronchi, the airways branching from the trachea to the lungs. Attacks usually are brought on by allergic reaction to ANTIGENS such as grass and tree pollens, mold spores, fungi, animal dander, and certain foods but may also be caused by chemical irritants in the atmosphere or by infections of the respiratory tract. Susceptibility to an asthma attack is based on hyperactivity of the bronchial musc...
  • Cause Asthma E.G. Pollen
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    What is Asthma? Asthma is a disorder that affects 20% of Australians in their childhood. It causes airways to narrow making it difficult to breathe. Symptoms may include loss of breathe in cold weather, wheezing and whistling. It may occur periodically in sudden sharp attacks. W henan attack occurs - The muscles around the windpipe tighten shrinking the airways. The wind pipe lining then swells (picture) and a mucus called phlegm develops causing the cough to intensify and slightly more painful....
  • Most Common Causes Of Asthma Attacks
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    Asthma is a disorder of the respiratory system in which the passages that enable air to pass into and out of the lungs periodically narrow, causing coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. This narrowing is typically temporary and reversible, but in severe attacks, asthma may result in death. Asthma most commonly refers to bronchial asthma, an inflammation of the airways, but the term is also used to refer to cardiac asthma, which develops when fluid builds up in the lungs as a complication ...
  • Asthma Attacks
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    Asthma A Lung Dysfunction Asthma is a disease in the lungs, resulting in a shortness of breath. It involves feelings of breathlessness, and wheezing. Wheezing is a whistling sound from the chest when breathing in or out. People also may feel suffocation and shortness of breath, when experiencing an asthma attack. Asthma sufferers usually breathe normally, and attacks are unwarranted and usually by surprise. It is estimated that 1 out of 20 people have asthma, but 1 out of 10 children have it. As...
  • Examples Of Triggers For Asthma Attacks
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    Asthma Asthma is very common, but it isn't well understood. Current treatments for the disease are getting to be more effective. In the future, hopefully advances in medical research will lead to even better treatments then the ones we currently have. We use our lungs to breathe they work by taking oxygen from the air we breathe in and then disposing it as carbon dioxide; Carbon Dioxide is a deadly waste product made by the cells of the body. Once this exchange has taken place, Carbon dioxide is...
  • Respiratory Diseases Respiration
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    Respiratory Diseases Respiration is the process of taking in and using oxygen. There are three different phases of respiration: external respiration, internal respiration, and cellular respiration. External respiration is the intake of oxygen from the environment and the release of carbon dioxide. In internal respiration, oxygen is carried to the cells and carbon dioxide is carried away from the cells. In cellular respiration, oxygen is used in chemical reactions within the cells. Some Diseases ...
  • Asthma After Exercise
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    ASTHMA AND HOW MEDICATION ALLOWS FOR INCREASED PERFORMANCE Asthma is a medical condition characterized by breathing difficulty that occurs when the air tubes leading to and inside the lungs become obstructed. Asthma negatively affects a person's ability to perform as it hinders the breathing capability and the amount of oxygen that can be taken in and distributed throughout the body. Proper medication allows an asthmatic to reach a new level of exercise and fitness. Topics presented in this essa...
  • Exercise Into An Asthmatic's Life
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    Asthma is a condition that affects the lungs. It is characterized by difficulty in breathing, wheezing, uncontrolled coughing, a tightening of the chest, and increased mucus production. It is a condition that can strike at any age at any time. An episode of asthma can vary in severity and last for a few minutes to a few weeks. There is no known cure for asthma. Unfortunately, asthma has a wide range of triggers. One of the triggers that asthmatics struggle with is exercise (American 43). This tr...
  • Asthma Attack The Muscles Around The Airways
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    Asthma is a Greek word, which means panting. It was one of the words to describe shortness of breath. The descriptions of asthma came from Aretaeus the Cappadocian in the 2nd century AD. The lungs suffer and the parts which assist respiration sympathize with them (Lane 1996). Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung disease characterized by recurrent breathing problems. People who have asthma have acute episodes when the air passages in their lungs get narrower, and breathing becomes more difficul...
  • Asthma Hospitalization Rates
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    "Asthma is asthma ASTHMA "Asthma is a respiratory disease in which spasm and constriction of the bronchial passages and swelling of their mucous lining cause obstruction of breathing. ' (Anastasiow 1997) Etiology: ' This disease is often due to allergies, such as dust, smoke, cold air, exercise, animal fur or feathers, molds, and pollen. Allergic asthma is also called atopic or extrinsic asthma. Many people with allergic asthma also suffer from hay fever, which is an allergic reaction, usually t...

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