Asthma – Are You a Sufferer?

Asthma is a chronic disease that has an effect on the lungs. The symptoms to this cause an individual to be wheezy, coughing, tightness in the chest, or shortness of breath. 

Asthma awareness month has been dedicated to suffers with asthma or to those that are not aware of the condition on 7 May every year. Some organisations ensure those that are not aware are educated on the condition.
Studies have shown around 5.4 million people are receiving asthma treatment this is one in every 12 adults and one in every 11 children that are currently suffering from the chronic disease. Studies have shown that the roles in of illness effect different genders more within different age categories. Male children are more affected than female children in having the chronic disease but adult women are more affected than adult men. 

There are multiple causes to asthma one commonly known is genetics! Other causes are airborne substances such as the following; pollen, dust mites, mould spores, pet dander, or particles of cockroach waste, respiratory infections such as the common cold. Another cause to asthma can be exercise although exercise is a daily requirement and keeps us fit and well this can also affect those that are suffering from asthma. This may be due to genetics. 

There are many ways to treat asthma in some cases. The most common is the inhaled medication also known as (the inhaler) this is used to keep asthma under control. Some patients use an inhaler at night which comes in a brown packaging and inhaler during the day which is used to stop or prevent any asthma attacks from occurring. This normally comes in a blue package. These preventive medications are used to treat the airway inflammation that leads to asthma symptoms. 

Asthma is not a preventable condition although self-care and taking preventative daily actions can enhance your chances of not suffering from this condition. Studies have stated that vaccinations against pneumococcal disease in certain cases or quitting/ not starting smoking is another enhance to prevent an adult from suffering from this disease. Taking care of your health and the environment you spend time in can also help the chances of not suffering from asthma. 

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