Key Facts about Asthma
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Key Facts about Asthma

images_234Asthma is a chronic condition of the lungs and airways that makes breathing difficult. Because the causes of an asthma attack are different, one type of treatment doesn’t work for the asthma symptoms of every patient.

Some key facts about Asthma:-

Asthma can be inherited

A person whose one parent had asthma has 30% chance of getting it, however if both the parents have had the disease, the risk goes up to 70%.

Common causes

The common causes for an asthma attack are air pollution, dust mites, second hand smoke and mold, pets & extreme weather conditions.

Asthma can be caused by Non allergens

An asthma attack may also be caused by non allergen factors like exercise, respiratory infections, tobacco smoke, and emotional factors, that include cying, stress and even laughing.

Four-fifth of the sufferers is children

Half of the adults suffering from asthma & four-fifth of children suffering from the disease also suffer from allergies.

Treatment of Asthma

The treatment of asthma in medical science is based on controlling the symptoms and the resultant complications, and situation is said to be incurable. The most commendable from asthma treatment includes use of prescription medication that can involve pills, injection or a combination of these. You also have to keep visiting the physician whose treatment you are under.

Avoiding Asthma

The great way of avoiding the asthma complications like wheezing and shortness of breath is to stop you from coming in contact with the triggers, whether allergic or non allergic.

300 Million People suffer from asthma

AAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) has estimated that thirty four million in USA and around 300 million throughout the world have been diagnosed with chronic asthma.

Physical Activities will recover the condition

Earlier physical activity by children suffering from asthma was considered to be harmful. It has been found that physical activity will help to improve the strength of breathing muscles and improve the functioning of lungs.

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