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What is Asthma? Asthma is a disease affecting the airways that carry air to and from the lungs. People who suffer from this chronic condition (long-lasting or recurrent) are said to be asthmatic. The inside walls of an asthmatic's airways are swollen or inflamed. This swelling or inflammation makes the airways extremely sensitive to irritations and increases susceptibility to an allergic reaction. As inflammation causes the airways to become narrower, less air can pass through them, both to...

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Mr. Evje 3/10/13 ASTHMA Asthma is a lung disease that is chronic and it aggravates and tightens the airways of a person. Asthma cause recurring periods of wheezing, which is a whistling sound when a person breathes, tightness in the chest area, a shortness of breath, and coughing. Coughing mostly happens at night time or either early in the morning. The airways are the tubes that carries air in and out of the lungs, so it is difficult for a person who has asthma because their airways are...

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A report ON ASTHMA By Asma Javidshaikh The aim of this report is to let people know about Asthma This report is based on internet search, books and medical journals were consulted as appropriate. Intrduction Asthma is defined by the Global Initiative for Asthma as "a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways in which many cells and cellular elements play a role. The chronic inflammation is associated with airway hyperresponsiveness that leads to recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness...

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Asthma In Children

com “Asthma makes breathing difficult for more than 34 million Americans.” Asthma is a non-curable Respiratory disorder in which the passage way that air flowing in and out of the lungs narrows, this causes wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. This narrowing of the wind pipe is a temporary problem is reversible. In some severe cases of asthma death may be a result. Asthma is simply an inflammation of the airway. Other terms associated with asthma are Bronchial asthma and Cardiac asthma. Cardiac...

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Children with Asthma

with Running head: CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA Children with Asthma Adell Bell Community College of Baltimore Country Children with Asthma According to the center for Disease control and preventing (CDC). Approximately 6.8 million children have been diagnosed with asthma. Asthma is one of the most common, serious, chronic diseases among children, accounting for 13 million absences from school each year. It is the most common chronic childhood illness. Asthma is a recurring inflammatory lung...

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Asthma Essay

year old boy who has had a history of eczema and asthma since early childhood. According to Guibas et al (2012) asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease of childhood: its prevalence has been rising in the western world for the last three decades. In Scotland, 368,000 people (1 in 14) are currently receiving treatment for asthma. This includes 72,000 children and 296,000 adults. There are 5.4 million people living with asthma in the UK and around 1 million of these are children...

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Asthma and Copd

Living With Asthma and COPD Jaclyn Carroll University of Phoenix Living With Asthma and COPD There are many things to take into consideration when diagnosing and treating asthma and COPD. They have many characteristics that can confuse one for the other and lead to the misdiagnosis and treatments that are associated with each respiratory disease. If one has never been faced with the reality of living with...

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Introduction to Asthma

Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways, which causes attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. There is no cure for asthma, but most people can control the condition and lead normal, active lives. Different things set off asthma attacks in different people. Smoke from cigarettes or a fire, air pollution, cold air, pollen, animals, house dust, molds, strong smells such as perfume or bus exhaust, wood dust, exercise, industrial chemicals all can trigger an...

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Asthma History

History of Asthma Long ago in ancient China, the first case of a mysterious shortness of breath was recorded. In modern life, we realize this “shortness of breath” as a lung disease known as asthma. The history of asthma spans all the way back to the ancient civilizations of China and Rome, and researches along the way have incorporated many different experiments, observations, and trials to create the knowledge of asthma that we have today. This disease battled with the human race for centuries...

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Childhood Asthma

CHILDHOOD ASTHMA Children and Asthma Abstract This paper will discuss the impact asthma has on a child and their family. It will place emphasis on the strains asthma places on the child and their parents. The physiological aspect of asthma as well as its triggers will be reviewed, along with its prevalence in today’s society. I will examine how the five developmental domains of child and adolescent development pertain to asthma. Asthma will also be applied to two family theories; the Family...

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