Asthma Essay

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Chronic Asthma
What do Beethoven, Bill Clinton, and Bob Hope all have in common? They all suffer from a condition called Asthma. When you look up the definition for Asthma in the dictionary, you will find that it is a respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. Asthma is a chronic long-term lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways, which has no cure. A person diagnosed with Asthma could feel fine; however, it can flare up at any time. Asthma affects people of all ages; however, it most often starts during childhood. In the United States, more than 25 million people are known to have asthma. About 7 million of these people are children.
There are many symptoms of asthma which include; wheezing (sounds like a whistling sound), chest tightening, shortness of breath, and coughing. Asthma usually results from …show more content…

It is always best to work with your doctor to treat other conditions that can interfere with asthma management. It is best to avoid things that worsen your asthma and/or trigger it. Asthma can be diagnoses by three core components: a medical history, a physical exam, and results from breathing tests. A doctor will administer tests and, if you have asthma, determine your level of asthma severity as intermittent, mild, moderate, or severe. This is a typical asthma test that people are be asked to do when they are trying to figure out why they are being affected by asthma. How much time did your asthma keep you from getting as much done at work, school or at home? How often have you had shortness of breath? How often did your asthma symptoms wake you up at night or earlier than usual in the morning? How often have you used your rescue inhaler or nebulizer medication (such as albuterol)? How would you rate your asthma control? It would be good idea to keep a record of what may trigger an asthma attack, when it may happen, what happens,

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