Month: December 2017

Popular Asthma Myths

1. Airways inside the lungs are normal between asthma attacks. We used to believe this was true. However, doctors and scientists have discovered that the airways in people with asthma are always inflamed and sensitive, even when there are no symptoms present. For those with persistent asthma, controller medicines, such as inhaled corticosteroids are used …

Common Asthma Questions

1. What is Asthma?A chronic respiratory disease that is characterized by swelling inside the airways that is always present and periodic constriction or bronchospasm of the outer walls of the airways.2. How do I know if my child has asthma?If your child demonstrates any one or combination of the following behaviors, he may have asthma …

Popular Asthma Myths

1. Airways inside the lungs are normal between asthma attacks. We used to believe this was true. However, doctors and scientists have discovered that the airways in people with asthma are always inflamed and sensitive, even when there are no symptoms present. For those with persistent asthma, controller medicines, such as inhaled corticosteroids are used …

Asthma Statistics

Total Number of People with Asthma in 1998 = 26,394,037 Number of children < 18 with Asthma in 1998 = 8,649,853 (33%)Asthma Attacks in 1998 = 10,031,717 totalAsthma Attacks in children under the age of 18 = 3,529,163 (35%)Total Number of Deaths from Asthma in 1998 = 5,438Number of Hospital Discharges for Asthma in 1998 …

What is asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that inflames the airways in the lungs. This means that the airways are swollen and sensitive. The swelling is always there, even when you feel good. The swelling can be controlled by staying away from things that irritate your airways and make your breathing difficult, such as mold, pollen, dust, …