Asthma can affect any and everyone of all ages, It often starts during childhood.
IN THE UNITED STATES, MORE THAN 25 MILLION PEOPLE ARE KNOWN TO HAVE ASTHMA. ABOUT 7 MILLION OF THESE PEOPLE ARE CHILDREN.
Asthma (AZ-ma) is a long-term lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. It can causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. In the United States, more than 25 million people are known to have asthma. About 7 million of these people are children.
The airways are tubes that carry air into and out of your lungs. People who have asthma have inflamed airways. The inflammation makes the airways swollen and very sensitive. The muscles around them tighten. This narrows the airways, causing less air to flow into the lungs. The swelling also can worsen, making the airways even narrower. Cells in the airways might make more mucus than usual. Mucus is a sticky, thick liquid that can further narrow the airways making even difficult to breathe. Asthma attacks can also be called flare-up or exacerbation's. Treating symptoms when you first notice them is important (look for local health aid instructions or ask your doctor). This will help prevent the symptoms from worsening and causing a severe asthma attack. Severe asthma attacks may require emergency care, and they can be fatal. To have less sever attacks try to focus on the good healthy habits that consist of daily workout routines, and proper meal proportions.