Asthma is a chronic condition that causes your airway to narrow, swell, and produce excess mucus that makes breathing difficult. Asthma can lead to other major health concerns and it can potentially be life-threatening. As of right now, there is no known cure for asthma. However, with early diagnosis, the right treatment plan, and effective management, anyone with asthma can live a full, exciting, and normal life. At Integra Health, we know that patient education is the key to managing asthma and keeping it under control. Our mission is to help you feel as educated and prepared as possible.
8.3% of Americans have asthma. Of these 26.5 million, 20.4 million are adults and 6.1 million are children.
Patients with asthma reported 11 million visits to a doctor’s office and 1.7 million visits to hospital outpatient departments
Weather conditions such as extremely dry, wet or windy weather can worsen an asthma condition
Asthma is the most common chronic illness in childhood, accounting for 13.8 million missed school days each year
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases diagnosed in children. While we don’t know all of the causes of asthma, we do not know that there are a number of risk factors for developing asthma. Some of these risk factors include:
Symptoms of asthma may occur spontaneously, known as an asthma attack. The sudden onset of symptoms can vary from mild to severe, but are noticeable and can cause a sense of panic in the person suffering an attack. During an asthma attack, the lungs swell and the airway shrinks, making moving air difficult. Early symptoms, warning signs, and symptoms of an asthma attack may include:
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