Asthma is a chronic lung disease in which the small airways in the lungs become inflamed and the patient wheezes and has difficulty breathing. It is often under diagnosed and under-treated, particularly in children and can lead to a host of complications, according to experts. Asthma claims more than 5,000 lives a year.
Soaring asthma rate may be connected to defeat childhood diseases, the study says. Cases of this harm is skyrocketing in the United States and other Western nations not because of increased air pollution or other toxins, as many scientists have a theory, but because people are getting less severe respiratory diseases in childhood, provocative new research suggests . The study, in today’s issue of the journal Science, suggests that diseases such as tuberculosis and whooping cough can permanently change the baby’s immune system.
Mortality from asthma surges here proportion city tripled even as the air got cleaner. poor blacks and Latinos were the hardest hit. Urban frequency of occurrence of this disease is alarming, however, the city air is cleaner. This disease is becoming a bigger problem, especially for poor, minority, and leaves scientists puzzled. Figuring out asthma can be like trying to learn a foreign language.
Asthma often undetected in children. Undiagnosed asthma is prevalent in primary school-age children, suggests a survey of parents of 6- and 7-year-old presented at an international conference of the American Thoracic Society / American Lung Association, held recently in Seattle. Of 1,666 children, 313 children with asthma (19 percent) were identified. Thirty-nine percent of the children had asthma that had not previously been diagnosed. The symptoms of wheezing after training, a dry cough at night and sleep disturbances.