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Monday, May 8, 2017

Be Aware of Signs of Asthma

Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease among school aged children. It affects about 7 million kids in the U.S. and countless number of adults. Asthma is an inflammation that causes airways to narrow, making it hard to breathe. Those with asthma have periodic "attacks" where symptoms worsen. Asthma attacks not quickly treated can  lead to severe injury or death. 

If someone is having an asthma attack you will have one or a combination of any of the symptoms below: 
  • Cough
  • Wheeze
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Too breathless to finish a sentence
  • Too breathless to walk, sleep or eat
  • Lips turning blue.
Be aware of those you know who suffer from asthma. You may just be the one in position to help

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