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Asthma project

  1. 1. AsthmaBy: Dan Kocher<br />A chronic inflammation of the airways<br />
  2. 2. What causes asthma?<br />Triggers (stimuli)<br />Such as: Dust, pollen, <br />pet hair or dander, <br />tobacco smoke, strenuous <br /> exercise<br />These outside factors bring about the symptoms of asthma when it is not treated properly <br />
  3. 3. Transmisssion<br />Asthma affects the respiratory system of one individual, and it cannot be passed from one person to another<br />Asthma may affect the transmission of other diseases/ilnesses due to chronic coughing caused by thick mucus<br />
  4. 4. Who gets it?<br />Millions of adults and <br /> children living in the U.S <br /> suffer from asthma<br />Occurrence not <br /> affected by gender, <br /> race, or ethnicity<br />
  5. 5. EtiologyI<br />Asthma is a chronic disease which affects the <br /> bronchial tubes that <br />lead into the lungs <br />Incubation period: <br />several years<br />Once you have asthma, <br /> you have it for life. <br /> However, it can be put under control until it is almost unnoticeable <br />
  6. 6. Etiology II<br />Symptoms are often worse <br />early in the morning, or later <br />at night as a response to cold <br />air <br />Common symptoms include: <br />Wheezing, shortness of breath, <br />chest tightening, and coughing <br />Easiest method of detection is by the use of a stethoscope<br />
  7. 7. Prognosis and Treatment<br />The easiest way to <br />prevent the onset of <br />symptoms is simply to <br />avoid the triggers that <br />are know to affect you<br />Preventative inhalers <br />Such as Albuterol or Flovent can be used to<br />control symptoms and prevent attacks<br />
  8. 8. Conclusion<br />Asthma is a common, chronic respiratory disease that can affect anyone<br />Most symptoms are <br />typically mild, but <br />severe attacks can be very <br />life-threatening and <br />measures need to be <br />taken to prevent them<br />
  9. 9. Works Cited<br />http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Asthma/Asthma_WhatIs.html<br />http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/asthma/DS00021<br />http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asthma.html<br />

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