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Asthma management

Asthma management

Happy Health Home

Instructor: Ellen Yi-Luen Do

Master course in Industrial Design

Hae Youn Joung

Ran Zhou


Status

Status

  • In 2006, 9.9 million children under 18 years of age were reported to have ever been diagnosed with asthma; 6.8 million children had an asthmatic episode in the last 12 months


Early signs of asthma

Early signs of asthma

  • Frequent cough, especially at night

  • Losing your breath easily or shortness of breath

  • Feeling very tired or weak when exercising

  • Wheezing or coughing after exercise

  • Feeling tired, easily upset, grouchy, or moody

  • Decreases or changes in lung function as measured on a peak flow meter

  • Signs of a cold or allergies (sneezing, runny nose, cough, nasal

    congestion, sore throat, and headache)

  • Trouble sleeping

    If you have early warning signs or symptoms, you should take more asthma medication as described in your asthma action plan.


Asthma symptoms

Asthma symptoms

People with asthma experience symptoms when the airways tighten, inflame, or fill with mucus.

Coughing, especially at night

Wheezing

Shortness of breath

Chest tightness , pain or pressure


Improve asthma control by knowing your triggers

Improve Asthma Control by Knowing Your Triggers

Common trigger

  • Secondhand smoke can exacerbate the asthmatic condition.

  • Dogs and cats can trigger an asthma episode in a sensitized and allergic patient.

  • Mold spores are invisible to the eye.

  • Dust mites are invisible to the naked eye but can be trigger for a sensitive asthmatic.

  • Cockroaches are a significant trigger usually seen in the inner city and southern of US.


Parents attitudes children s attitudes

Parents’ attitudes & Children’s attitudes

1. You can have a big impact on how well your child deals with asthma by how well you deal with your child's asthma. Listen to your child. Support him or her. Say how proud you are of how well he or she is managing asthma.

2. We highly encourage how children are available to cognize what happen to them with Asthma and how children deal with their illness by themselves instead of other assistances.


Learning self management skills

Learning Self-Management Skills

  • Children benefit from being empowered to manage their own asthma and make healthy choices as soon as they are developmentally ready.

  • The American Lung Association's Open Airways For Schools program is designed to teach children ages 8 to 11 to manage their asthma and lead healthier, active lives. 


Finally we have big issues on asthma illness

Finally we have big issues on Asthma illness

  • For children

  • Remember that children can not always control their own environment.

  • Recognize the symptoms by themselves.

  • For parent

  • parents may need to advocate for children.


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