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About 11 million of the 22 million American asthma sufferers experience asthma attacks at least once a year. • About 200,000 asthma patients seek help in hospital emergency rooms each year. What Is Asthma? Inflamed Bronchial Tubes Restrict Oxygen Flow In normal lung function, the bronchial tubes open wide to enable oxygen to enter through millions of tiny air sacs known as alveoli,which line the walls of the bronchial tubes. The oxygen then enters the blood, which carries it to the body’s other organs.

Your child takes less of the fast-acting (or rescue) inhaler than indicated on the package instruction. 67% Attacks not severe enough Unpleasant side effects Do not want to put medication in my/ my child’s body 61% 0% 28% 2% 23% Cannot afford medication 0% Insurance does not cover 0% Difficult to take Other 22% 17% Adults Parents 0% 3% 34% 5% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 64 Source: HarrisInteractive, National Consumers League: Asthma Study, May 15, 2007. org. How Is Asthma Diagnosed and Treated?

Those are, of course, symptoms of asthma, which is why hay fever can touch off an asthma attack. Somebody who simply suffers from hay fever will sneeze a lot; in an asthmatic person, the symptoms often cause wheezing and shortness of breath. “This type of chronic inflammatory response makes the lung more sensitive to all substances known to precipitate wheezing,” adds Phil Lieberman of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.  . ”22 their DNA—they are Those other irritants could born with them, and also include cat and dog dander.

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