+AsthmaResearch By: Justine Taito MatamuaKakapo Class
+History Asthma had existed in Egyptian times, or maybe before. Old ancient asthma cure was to heat a mixture of herbs on bricksand to breath in the fumes. It also became common in China, a few hundred years ago. To cure Asthma in China they would a have a herb containingephedrine which they would inhale.EphedrineEphedrine is used for temporaryrelief of shortness of breath,chest tightness, and wheezingdue to bronchial asthma.Ephedrine may also be used forother conditions as determinedby your doctor.
+What is Asthma? Asthma is when you find it hard to breath and it can alsoincrease mucus and swelling. A asthma attack is caused when when your airway becomesnarrow and mucus is released by the mucus glands.Normal airwayA veryunhealthyairway withmucus
+Asthma attacks An asthma attack is caused if there is to much mucus in ourairways and blocking you from breathing properly. The signs of having asthma attack soon is: Severe wheezing when breathing both in and out Coughing that wont stop Very rapid breathing Chest pain or pressure Tightened neck and chest muscles, called retractions Difficulty talking Feelings of anxiety or panic
+How asthma can effect yourexercise People with asthma can get overly sensitive which is calledHyperactive. Which can effect exercise, inhaling dust and smoke.HyperactiveAbnormally or extremelyactive.(of a child) Showingconstantly active andsometimes disruptivebehaviour
+Asthma Foundation The Asthma Foundation is a charity that has helped people withasthma breath easier for over 40 years. They are based in Wellington. They teach the importance of asthma around communitys. Recently they had a fundraising called Balloon Day which hadfundraised a lot of money so they can continue educating andresearch the importance of asthma.
+Treatment Asthma can be treated by: Anti-Inflammatory drugs such as Steroids. Bronchodilators relieve the symptoms of asthma, by relaxingthe muscles. Asthma Inhalers are most common and very effective to relieveasthma. Asthma Nebulizer are used if you are finding it difficult withsmall inhalers.
+What you may have learnt aboutasthma History and old remedies to cure asthma. What asthma is and what it does if you have it. Treatment for asthma. The importance of using an inhaler and other treatment to keepyou healthy if you have asthma. The Asthma Foundation. What a asthma attack can do.
+Thanks For TakingTime To Look At MyPresentationResearched and Put Together by: Justine Taito Matamua