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Understanding Asthma

Asthma Awareness Quiz
Assess Your Awareness of Asthma What do Ludwig van Beethoven and John F. Kennedy have in common? Asthma. Inflamed airways cause asthma and its recurrent or chronic breathing problems. See how much you know about this disease by taking the following quiz. 1. Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness in children. When does it usually show up? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Half the cases develop in childhood, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of Ameri...
Fast Facts
During an asthma attack, the airways in your lungs become narrower, allowing less air to pass through them. Mucus produced by cells in the airways clogs them and further limits airflow.
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Anatomy of the Respiratory System
Anatomy of the Respiratory System What is respiration? Respiration is the act of breathing: Inhaling (inspiration). The act of breathing in oxygen. Exhaling (expiration). The act of breathing out carbon dioxide. What makes up the respiratory system? Respiratory System - Click to Enlarge The respiratory system is made up of the organs involved in the exchange of gases, and consists of the: Nose Mouth (oral cavity) Pharynx (throat) Larynx (voice box) Trachea (windpipe) Bronchi Lungs The upper respiratory ...
Allergy and Asthma Statistics
Allergy and Asthma Statistics Statistics related to asthma and allergies According to the latest information available from the American Lung Association, the CDC, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Asthma Approximately 24.6 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with asthma, with at least 7.1 million of them children under the age of 18. Asthma is one of the leading serious, chronic illnesses among children in the U.S. More than 3 thousand Americans die each year fro...
All About Asthma
All About Asthma Many symptomatic conditions of asthma require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of the conditions that result from allergic reactions, for which we have provided a brief overview. Asthma Overview Triggers for Asthma Attacks Management of Asthma Asthma and Pregnancy Asthma and Children Asthma and Exercise Occupational Asthma Peak Flow Meter Treatment for Asthma Asthma Knowledge Quiz