Learn why more people are affected—and how to tell if you’re one of them.
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Clifford Bassett: Asthma is on the rise, not only here in the United States but throughout the world. It affects children, adolescents, and adults. Amy Brightfield: Some signs in Asthma are a chronic cough, other respiratory symptoms like tightness in your chest, wheezing. Clifford Bassett: Asthma can be diagnosed by Spirometry which is a way to check your lung capacity, how powerful your lungs are. Important thing with Asthma is it's totally treatable, and the medications are safe and very effective and very easily used. Amy Brightfield: A doctor could prescribe you a long acting treatment, which could be something that you will take everyday like an Inhaler or a pill. They might also prescribe an emergency inhaler for when you feel like you have an attack. Clifford Bassett: Second type in medication is a controller medication which is an anti-inflammatory property or an Inhaled Corticosteroid, it's designed to take out the swelling and modify the inflammation, as swelling it's going in the lungs. Prevent the Asthma from getting worse, to stabilize you so that you can exercise normally and feel good and feel safe and sleep well at night. We're seeing a rise in the number of cases of allergy in asthma throughout the world. Some of the reasons may be the Hygiene Hypothesis as well as Global Warming. We're seeing an incredible explosion of more-and-more pollen production it goes carbon-dioxide and greenhouse gases, and it tells the plants to produce more pollen and take home message, more people getting sensitize and more allergy suffering.
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