ASTHMA – IT’S A LUNG THING
By William for wheezingaway.com
(ALWAYS REMEMBER – A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution’, so, let us do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can. – William)
We are beginning a new series which are calling ‘CHRONIC ILLNESSES A-to-Z’.
To kick it off it just seemed the proper thing to do by discussing ASTHMA!!
Did you know that the month of May is WORLD ASTHMA AWARENESS MONTH!!
10 Facts about ASTHMA:
ASTHMA is a disease that affects your lungs and it causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and plenty of bouts with nighttime or early morning coughing.
ASTHMA can be controlled by taking medicine and avoiding those triggers which can cause an asthma attack. Most people also must remove those triggers from the environment in which they travel life in.
ASTHMA is a common inflammatory disease of the airways.
ASTHMA can be found in close to 339 million people globally according to the 2018 Global Asthma Report.
ASTHMA will kill close to 1,000 people every day and unfortunately, the prevalence of asthma is on the rise.
ASTHMA is currently causing disproportionate effects and causes suffering in the low- and middle-income countries.
ASTHMA will be noticed by variable and recurring symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
ASTHMA can be considered a reversible condition of the airflow obstruction and bronchospasms in beginning and mild cases of the disease.
ASTHMA is 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 including certain types of inhalers.
ASTHMA researchers and specialists now have the tools to counter the devastating personal and economic impact of untreated and poorly managed asthma.
ASTHMA, if and when left untreated will cause constant chronic inflammation which eventually can lead the lungs to become irreversibly obstructed due to the airways being remodeled.
While the long-term effects of ASTHMA are considered to be generally good, especially for children with a mild case of the disease. Mortality rates from ASTHMA has decreased over the past few decades due to the medical people be able to recognize the disease better while having many improvements in medical and holistic care for it.
The Center for Disease Control has a ‘NATIONAL ASTHMA CONTROL PROGRAM’ that works to help Americans with asthma achieve better health while also improving their quality of life. This program funds states, school programs, and non-government organizations to help them improve surveillance of asthma, train professionals, educate individuals with asthma as well as their families, while also helping to explain asthma to the general public.
There we have it, the first of our ‘Chronic Illnesses A-to-Z’ – covering ASTHMA!!
WE ALWAYS STRESS – If you have a chronic illness or disease then you must always stay attuned and alert to any and all new or previous knowledge that will offer any glimpse of hope and faith of getting through one’s own battles.
AS ALWAYS – if you or anyone you know may have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and those symptoms linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please start asking questions and get it checked out!
With that, I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings, and steady breathing. William
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NOTES: Sometimes we share what may seem like medical information, but we are only giving descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or Asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical advice.