AsthmaA. Mucus, fumes, and other gases in the air contribute to asthma
B. Sometimes asthma attacks can occur when your antibodies mistake harmless substances as dangerous invaders to your immune system. They attack allergens which for some people, can lead to problems with their airways and lungs that lead to asthma symptoms.
C. When you have an asthma attack the exposure could come from smoke in the air or other harmful fumes that cause your airways to swell -changes in weather/season (from summer to fall) can trigger symptoms too -Dust mites -pollen (chronic if during spring) Exercise can affect someone’s asthma because they have to take medication for their airways before they become active.
D. The exposure level depends on the person. Asthma can be a minor issue that is easily controlled with medication.
E. -7 million kids have Asthma in the UnitedStates. One or two out of every 10 kids have it-Asthma is a disease most common in school-aged children but can affect adults too. It isnot contagious and can be controlled. It is acondition that makes it difficult to breathebecause of inflammation in your bronchialtubes. When this happens you have a flare-up or “asthma attack”. Different treatmentslike inhalers, peak flow meters, and Singulaircan all help people control their asthma.
F. Symptoms- coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in chest pain Treatments- long term control medications -quick relief inhalers -Singulair (Montelukast) daily pills
G. The government monitors the air that we breathe and is supposed to make sure it is safe and meets standards. -They have emission checks on cars to ensure that those fumes arte not being put into the atmosphere -prevention to reduce common exposure like tobacco smoke (WHO Organiztion)
H. By recognizing and avoiding substances youare allergic to-staying away from toxic fumes and cigarettesmoke-keeping away from things that tighten yourairways-Consulting your doctor and finding the besttreatment for you based on your flare- uphistory-rescue medicine like emergency inhalers if youhave severe asthma