WHAT IS ASTHMA?

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the air passages This inflammation narrows the airways to your lungs. This reduces the amount of oxygen that makes it into your lungs and makes breathing difficult. It is commonly referred to as bronchial asthma. Like other allergies, there ...

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COMMON TYPES OF ASTHMA

Asthma has many types of triggers. But, one fact always holds true with asthma: when your airways come into contact with an asthma trigger, the airways become inflamed, narrow, and fill with mucus. This increases airway resistance, and your lungs have to work harder to breathe. ...

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FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT ASTHMA

4% of hospital admissions for asthma attacks are children. Every day 30,000 Americans suffer an asthma attack. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates 20 million people suffer asthma symptoms in the US. Children between the ages 5-17 miss 15 days of school a year due to asthma ...

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TIPS FOR AVOIDING COMMON ASTHMA TRIGGERS

Here are some tips to help you avoid some of the most common allergens and prevent an asthma attack.

Dust Mites

Dust Mites are microscopic organisms that make their home in house dust.
  • Use allergen-proof, zippered covers on pillows, mattresses, and box springs.
  • Pillows and bedding should not contain feathers.
  • Wash ...

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