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Env and asthma

  1. 1. Environment and asthma Eman Youssef Medical research institute Immunology department
  2. 2. The content Definition of asthma Role of the environment(main causes) Prevent asthma(lab test) treatment
  3. 3. Definition of asthma
  4. 4. Causes of asthma
  5. 5. Global warming and asthma(statistics)
  6. 6. Some natural factors and asthma
  7. 7. Some natural factors and asthma
  8. 8. Life style and asthma
  9. 9. Factors and lung
  10. 10. Immune system and asthma
  11. 11. What happens during an asthma attack?
  12. 12. Asthma facts Asthma can develop at any age but usually begins during the first few years of life. There are three levels of asthma: mild, moderate and severe, but anyone can experience a severe attack. Treatment can vary from person to person
  13. 13. When to seek emergency medical treatment Seek medical attention right away if you have signs or symptoms of a serious asthma attack, which include: Severe breathlessness or wheezing, especially at night or in the early morning The inability to speak more than short phrases due to shortness of breath Having to strain your chest muscles to breathe
  14. 14. interview What are your exact symptoms? When do they occur, and does anything specific seem to trigger them? Are you often exposed to tobacco smoke, chemical fumes, dust or other airborne irritants? Do you have hay fever or another allergic condition? Do you have any blood relatives with asthma, hay fever, or other allergies? What health problems do you have? What medications or herbal supplements do you take? (Many medications can trigger asthma.) What is your occupation? Do you have pet birds or raise pigeons? (In some people, exposure to birds can cause asthma-like symptoms.
  15. 15. Physical exam Your doctor may: Examine your nose, throat and upper airways (upper respiratory tract). Use a stethoscope to listen to your breathing. Wheezing — high-pitched whistling sounds when you breathe out — is one of the main signs of asthma. Examine your skin for signs of allergic conditions such as eczema and hives.
  16. 16. Test for asthma(+pic.) Lung Function Tests Spirometer is a simple breathing test that measures how much and how fast you can blow air out of your lungs. It is often used to determine the amount of airway obstruction you have.
  17. 17. Chest X-Ray Your doctor may perform an X-ray exam on you in order to see the structures inside your chest, including the heart, lungs, and bones. By viewing your lungs, your doctor can see if asthma is likely to be causing your symptoms
  18. 18. Advise to u
  19. 19. U must make lab test Skin Prick test: pricking the skin with a needle or pin containing a small amount of the allergen skin Scratch test
  20. 20. treatment
  21. 21. immunotherapy
  22. 22. Follow instructions so
  23. 23. References:
  24. 24. Contact##