affects more than 20 million Americans.
is no cure for asthma, however there are effective ways of treating
» A child
is highly likely to have asthma if both his parents had asthma.
to the CDC, asthma accounts for one-fourth (1 in 4) of all emergency
to the CDC, more females die from asthma than males (65% - 35%).
to the CDC, the most common triggers of an asthma attack are second-hand
tobacco smoke, dusts mites, outdoor air pollution, cockroach allergens,
pets, and mold.
most common signs of an Asthma attack are: coughing while exercising
or right after exercising, shortness of breath, wheezing sounds
when breathing, tightness in your chest.
is a major problem worldwide, not just in the United States.
is Asthma Awareness Month.
» 40,000 people miss school or work due to asthma.
» 30,000 people
have an asthma attack.
» 5,000 people
visit the emergency room due to asthma.
» 1,000 people
are admitted to the hospital due to asthma.
» 11 people die