Facts About Asthma

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Asthma is a form of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and allergies play an important part in the diagnosis and symptoms of asthma. Find out how colds, pollutants and different foods can play a part in asthmatic symptoms with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on respiratory therapy and healthy breathing.

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Hi, I like to speak with you today about facts about asthma. One, it's a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In twenty three million Americans, including six and a half million children under the age of eighteen years of age suffer with asthma. Allergy plays a very important part in the diagnosis of asthma and the symptoms of asthma. A family history plays a part and it triggers also with inhalation type pollutants or tobacco smoke; also colds can induce an asthma attack. Also foods, different foods with additives can cause asthma or have a part in the play of having symptoms of asthma. Dust mites, cockroaches and pet dander; even the weather can play a part of asthma symptoms; perfumes and acid reflux. And those are just some of the things that can give you some facts about asthma and some of the things you can look for when you feel that you might have some of the symptoms, look to see what some of these things are or maybe they have a play in some of your symptoms.

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