⇒ Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the breathing airways.⇒ 4 Million Americans have asthmain the U.S • 10% of these Americans are 18 and younger • Urban areas indicate that this age group goes upwards of 40% “The brain really plays a role in the unfolding of asthmatic symptoms. When asthma symptoms occur, they affect a persons emotional state. The brain really needs to be considered part of the equation.” ~ Richard Davidson
⇒ Coughing • Inflamed airways, make them swollen. Airways are extremely sensitive to irritants. o Smoke o Pollen People with asthma usually have “twitchy lungs”, meaning there airways are very sensitive. • Air enters the respiratory system (lungs) through the nose and passes into the alveoli. The Respiratory system provides a protective cascade of events preventing respiratory irritation from inhaled substances. The alveoli are tiny sacs that allow oxygen to diffuse into blood and carbon dioxide to diffuse from the body tissues into the lungs to be exhaled. ⇒Wheezing ⇒Shortness of breath ⇒“Itchy neck”, says Sreelekha Budigi ⇒Chest tightness
⇒An inherited tendency to develop allergies, called Atopy⇒Parents who have asthma⇒Certain respiratory infections during childhood •Atopy oAirway inflammation and wheezing of the bronchi, it is also known as bronchial asthma. oCan cause suffocation. •Flu/Cold⇒Contact with some airborne allergies or exposure to some vitalinfections in infancy or in early childhood when the immune systemis developing.
⇒Advair – “Once in the morning /once at night”, said asthma patient, SreelekhaBudigi⇒Albuterol- “When needed quick relief” , said asthma patient, Sreelekha Budigi⇒Nebulizer- “when asthma is not controllable” , said asthma patient, SreelekhaBudigi⇒Inhaler- “at the beginning of an asthma attack.” , said asthmapatient, Sreelekha Budigi
⇒Take medications on regular bases.⇒Get regular checkups.⇒Avoid anything that can worsen asthma. •Cold food items/weather •Allergies Pollen Dust Oak Peanuts Animal Fur
⇒“4 billion Americans” •“Children (8.5%)” •“Females (8.1%)” •“Male (6.2%)” •“Blacks (9.2%)” •“Whites (6.9%)” •“Residing in the Northeast (8.1%)” •“Puerto Rican (14.5%)” •“Mexican (3.9%)” •“Federal poverty level (10.3%)” •“Above federal poverty level (6.4% to 7.9%)”⇒“16.4 million adults have asthma”⇒“7 million children have asthma”
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Community Service⇒Helped cook and serve meals at the homeless shelter.⇒Organized a food scavenger hunt to collect food for the needy.⇒Volunteered to help at a Special Olympics event.⇒Brought toys to children in the cancer ware of a hospital.⇒Made Spring baskets for seniors and for the homeless.I chose to do these community services because I feel that Ishould give back to the community by helping in some way, andthese are the ways I found that I could help out my community.
⇒ Worked at aeropostale as a cashier.⇒Worked at CvsPharmacy as a cashier.⇒Worked at Ritasas a cashier.⇒Worked at Subway as a cashier.⇒Worked at Medicine Shoppe as a cashier.
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