By William for

            Like most writers I am always looking for ideas for long-term storylines and by using the alphabet I can usually come up with an idea.

            This is the idea, writing about Health issues from A to Z!!

            Today – we start at ‘A’ and discuss ASTHMA!

            ASTHMA is a common inflammatory disease of the airways and can be found in close to 339 million people globally according to a 2018 Global Asthma Report.

            ASTHMA will kill close to 1,000 people every day and the prevalence of asthma continues to rise while ASTHMA itself disproportionally effects and causes suffering for low- and middle-income countries.

            ASTHMA is noticeable by variable and recurring symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.

            ASTHMA in beginning and mild cases is a reversible condition of airflow obstruction and bronchospasms, with many ASTHMA attacks thought to be set off by both genetically and environmentally based factors – both of which in early and mild cases can normally be controlled with medicines that may include certain types of inhalers.

            ASTHMA researchers and specialists have the tools to counter the devastating personal and economic impact of untreated and poorly manages asthma. When left untreated, the constant chronic inflammation from ASTHMA can lead the lungs to become irreversibly obstructed due to airway remodeling.

            The long-term effects of ASTHMA is considered to be generally good, especially for children with a mild case of the disease.

            GOOD NEWS – The ASTHMA mortality rates have decreased over the last few decades due to better recognition and many improvements of medical and holistic care.

            If you or someone you know continually has issues with getting short on breath from exercise, smelling something in the air or for whatever reason – it is highly recommended that a physician is seen and at the appointment insist on requesting to be checked for any signs of ASTHMA!!

            That folks, in a pinch, is ‘Health from A-to-Z with A being ASTHMA!

            SOMETHING WE ALWAYS STRESS – If you have a chronic illness and/or disease, then you must always stay attuned and alert to any and all new or previous knowledge that will offer any glimpses of hope and faith of getting through one’s own battles with that chronic illness and/or disease.

AS ALWAYS (Because I fight COPD) – If you or anyone you know may have any symptoms involving lung and breathing issues or functionality, and those symptoms linger over and over while disrupting your daily living, then please start asking questions and get it checked out with your regular physician or a pulmonologist!

With that, I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing.

Donadagohvi (Cherokee for ‘until we meet again’)

NOTES: Sometimes we share what may seem like medical information, but we are only giving descriptions and highlights of various aspects of living with a chronic illness and/or disease, and in no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical advice. If you have questions about what we have posted, then ask your physician and/or medical specialist about it.

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