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  • 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...
  • Four Main Symptoms Of An Asthma Attack
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    Introduction Most of you may not think of asthma as a killer disease, yet more that 5,000 Americans die of asthma each year. According to the Mayo Clinic web page, asthma also accounts for more that 400,000 hospital discharges annually. As the number of people with asthma increases, the more likely you are to come in contact with a person who has the disease. As far as I can remember, I have had asthma my whole life. My mother and one of my sisters also have asthma, so I have a first hand experi...
  • Effective Allergy Treatments
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    Allergies what is the true meaning. Allergy, what does it mean. An Allergy is a condition of hypersensitivity to substances that are harmless to most people. The immune system of an allergic person produces antibodies that react with normally harmless substances such as dust, pollen, and certain foods or medicines. The reaction causes the release of chemicals including histamine. Allergies may produce sneezing and running noses, it may also cause contraction of the air passages, leading to wheez...
  • Active Roles In The Child's Asthma Management
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    Asthma affects approximately 10.1% of children living in the United States, and continues to be the most common chronic childhood illness ("Strategies", 2002). Some risk factors that account for this startling percentage of children with asthma include age, heredity, gender, children of young mothers under age twenty, smoking, ethnicity (African American are at greatest risk), previous life threatening attacks, lack of access to medical care, psychological / psychosocial problems, under diagnosi...
  • Far Less Important Role In Asthma Treatment
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    Asthma is asthma Asthma Asthma is a chronic lung condition that affects people of all ages. It can be severe and is sometimes fatal. It is primarily caused by inflammation of the airways which causes them to be hyper-irritated and respond with mucus production and decreased air flow. This irritability may be associated with cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and mucus production. This condition is usually reversible with the proper medical management. The tendency to have extra-irritable (twit...
  • 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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