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Cronic Disease Paper/ Asthma

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Asthma is a condition where the patient’s airways are narrow and swell to produce extra mucus. This makes breathing difficult and in turn triggers coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. For certain people asthma is a minor thing but for other people it can be major and a life-threatening situation. Asthma can be cured and controlled; because asthma is a changing disease make sure the patient works with the doctor so he/she can keep their asthma under control. “In the U.S. more than 25 million people have asthma, 7 million are children” (What Causes Asthma). If a patient has asthma they may experience an asthma attack also called asthma exacerbation, an asthma attack occurs when your airways become swollen and inflamed, the muscles around the airways contract causing the bronchial tubes to narrow and then causing an asthma attack. During an asthma attack the patient may experience coughing, wheezing, and having trouble catching their breath. A minor attack can be treated at home but a serious attack can be life-threatening and may require the patient to go to the emergency room. To stop having an attack or prevent an attack the patient needs to treat it early before the airways get flared up. There is exercise- induced asthma also called exercise-induced bronchospasm which occurs during or after and exercise or strenuous activity which produces coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath or trouble catching breath. If the patient is pregnant and has asthma both the baby and the patient is at risk. If a patient is pregnant they will need to know how to avoid triggers. If a patient’s asthma is controlled during pregnancy there is little or no risk to the baby although if uncontrolled the patient increase issues such as oxygen deprivation for the baby, morning sickness, vaginal bleeding, high blood pressure, restricted fetal growth, premature birth, low birth weight, and in extreme cases the loss of the baby. (Asthma; definition)
There is no exact cause for asthma, but researchers believe some genetic and environmental factors play a role in asthma. Some factors include an inherited tendency to develop allergies; parent(s) have asthma, respiratory infection during childhood, or contact with airborne allergens or certain viral infections at an early age. Researchers have come up with the Hygiene Hypothesis a belief that our lifestyle and sanitation may be a leading cause to asthma. If we are in an unsanitary environment early on in life we are more prone to infections and therefore more susceptible to asthma. If we are in a sanitary environment early on in life we don’t get as many infections and therefore asthma is less common for us. (What Causes Asthma)
If a patient has asthma they may experience wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Wheezing is a whistle sound made as the patient breathes in or out, the patients cough may be nearly impossible to get rid of and gets worse in the night, if the...

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