Asthma Human Body Disease
What is Asthma • Asthma is a disease that narrows and swells up the airways in your lungs and produce extra mucus and this can make breathing difficult.
Causes • People who have allergies or a family history with asthma tend to get it. • Poor living conditions or living in low income homes • Smoking
Symptoms • Some examples of these symptoms are shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing, and wheezing. • The symptoms of asthma are progressive and an attack can happen any time. • Before a person gets an attack they experience health issues like light-headedness, being dizzy, or constant couching which shows that there asthma is acting up.
Numbers, Frequency • Asthma is very common disease especially in the poor living conditions. • Around 24.6 million people have asthma in the US and 300 million in the world. But the numbers of people with asthma have been increasing every year. • Asthma will occurs from babies to adults.
Affects • This disease affects the lungs, the disease narrows the lungs and it swells up. • The lungs normal function is to transfer in oxygen to your blood and remove carbon dioxide.
Instruments That Help Victims of Asthma(Treatment) • Doctors diagnose people with asthma by looking at your medical history and using a stethoscope to examine your breathing. Using stethoscope to listen to their breathing would be the most accurate way to test the person. Also when doctors make a prediction of the course of your disease it is called a prognosis. • The Asthma pump/inhaler helps a person to calm their body from wheezing and comes in various sizes to be convenient for the user. From pocket friendly that is easily placed in the mouth to a face mask connected to a nebulizer machine.
Reference Table • http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/physical_health/conditions/in_depth/asthma/aboutasthma_index.shtml • http://www.statisticbrain.com/asthma-statistics/ • http://www.who.int/topics/asthma/en/ • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/asthma/