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Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. It causes wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. Asthma. Asthma attacks affect the bronchioles by constricting them.

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asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways.

  • It causes wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.
Asthma
part of respiratory system

Asthma attacks affect the bronchioles by constricting them.

  • The constricted bronchioles doesn’t allow air in the alveoli to be released and the lungs become over inflated
Part of Respiratory System
causes

Exact cause is idiopathic, but genetic and environmental factors early in life are believed to be causes of it.

  • Parents who have asthma, certain respiratory infections during childhood, contact with some allergens, exposure to viral infections during infancy, and an inherited tendency to develop allergies called atopyare all agreed upon factors that could lead to asthma.
Causes
therapy

It is incurable.

  • Good ways to control it is by maintaining good lung function, normal activity level, and sleep through night, preventing asthma attacks and troublesome symptoms, and reducing the need for quick-relief medicines.
  • Treatment for each individual varies.
  • Some people need to stay on long-term control medicines or just have quick-term medicines.
Therapy
allergic vs athletic

Allergic asthma is when one’s airways are hypersensitive to allergens like windblown pollen, mold, and animal dander.

  • These allergens are all reasons for allergic asthma attacks.
  • Exercise induced asthma becomes more sensitive during temperature and humidity changes.
  • While exercising one breathes through their mouth and this doesn’t warm up the air coming into their body.
  • The nose does this when one breathes through their nose.
Allergic vs Athletic
pharmacology

Some medicines are in pill form but most are in the form of an inhaler.

  • Corticosteriods are long term medicines to control asthma.
  • Quick-relief inhalers are ways for on the spot asthma problems.
Pharmacology
progression of asthma

As some individuals age their asthma will become more controlled and they may not have to use any medication on a daily basis.

  • However other individuals may get worse and will have to continually use their asthma medicine for the rest of their life.
Progression of Asthma
works cited

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asthma/treatment.htmlhttp://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asthma/treatment.html

  • http://www.natural-holistic-health.com/what-part-of-the-respiratory-system-is-affected-by-asthma/
  • http://www.emedicinehealth.com/exercise-induced_asthma/article_em.htm
Works Cited
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