• inflammation
  • Like other types of asthma, it is characterized by airway inflammation, reversible airways obstruction, and bronchospasm, but it is caused by something in the workplace environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bronchial asthma, in contrast, is caused by the inflammation and narrowing of pulmonary airways, causing the characteristic breathing difficulties. (wikipedia.org)
  • Feline asthma occurs with the inflammation of the small passageways of a cat's lungs, during the attack the lungs will thicken and constrict making it difficult to breathe. (wikipedia.org)
  • The underlying cause of the disorder is not fully understood, but there have been several important findings: Abnormally low levels of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), which is protective for the lungs, has been found in patients with aspirin-induced asthma and may worsen their lung inflammation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asthma is a common pulmonary condition defined by chronic inflammation of respiratory tubes, tightening of respiratory smooth muscle, and episodes of bronchoconstriction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Inflammation in asthma is characterized by an influx of eosinophils during the early-phase reaction and a mixed cellular infiltrate composed of eosinophils, mast cells, lymphocytes, and neutrophils during the late-phase (or chronic) reaction. (wikipedia.org)
  • The simple explanation for allergic inflammation in asthma begins with the development of a predominantly helper T2 lymphocyte-driven, as opposed to helper T1 lymphocyte-driven, immune milieu, perhaps caused by certain types of immune stimulation early in life. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, ongoing airway inflammation is thought to cause the airway hyperreactivity characteristic of asthma. (wikipedia.org)
  • These microbial infections result in chronic lower airway inflammation, impaired mucociliary clearance, an increase in mucous production and eventually asthma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although cell-mediated immune response is responsible for the clearance of C. pneumoniae, this response can be harmful to the host because it favours the development of inflammation that can lead to asthma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Meanwhile, sero-epidemiological data also provide evidences to support that C. pneumoniae plays a role in asthma by amplifying inflammation and inciting the disease process. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asthma''' causes wheezing, and often cough and breathlessness, due to airway obstruction with smooth muscle contraction and airway inflammation. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2017
  • In January 2017 it published the results of a survey of 4,650 patients showing that about 3.6 million people across the UK were not getting adequate routine care for their asthma. (wikipedia.org)
  • shortness of bre
  • Most people with asthma experience a tight feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing at some point in their life. (lung.org)
  • Play media Asthma is characterized by recurrent episodes of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cardiac asthma is a medical diagnosis of wheezing, coughing or shortness of breath due to congestive heart failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asma
  • Missouri AAFA Superkids Asthma Day Camp - Kansas City, Missouri Montana Camp Huff N Puff - Helena, Montana Tennessee Camp Wezbegon - Knoxville, Tennessee Texas Camp Broncho of North Texas - Dallas, Texas Camp Asthma Buster/Campamento de Asma "Buster" - El paso, Texas Camp Easy Breathers - Corpus Christi, Texas Holsey CN, Cummings L (2008). (wikipedia.org)
  • lungs
  • In asthma, air doesn't move through the lungs the way it should. (kidshealth.org)
  • Most asthma medicines are breathed directly into the lungs (inhaled), but some are pills or liquids. (kidshealth.org)
  • Spacers slow down the speed of the aerosol coming from the inhaler, meaning that less of the asthma drug impacts on the back of the mouth and somewhat more may get into the lungs. (wikipedia.org)
  • While larger pollen grains are usually filtered by hairs in the nose, the smaller pollen fragments are able to pass through and enter the lungs, triggering the asthma attack. (wikipedia.org)
  • allergies
  • AAN's mission is to end the needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through outreach, education, advocacy and research. (kidshealth.org)
  • The doctor can help too - for instance, testing your child for allergies if you think they're making the asthma worse. (kidshealth.org)
  • It has been found 95% of those that were affected by thunderstorm asthma had a history of hayfever, and 96% of those people had tested positive to grass pollen allergies, particularly rye grass. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asthma Canada, formerly the Asthma Society of Canada, is a non profit charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and health for people living with asthma and associated allergies through education and research. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asthma Canada represents over three million Canadians living with asthma, along with their caregivers and all others impacted by asthma, and also provides resources for people suffering from allergies. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Global Asthma Network (GAN) is a follow on from the now completed International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC). (wikipedia.org)
  • severity of asthma
  • In fact, the severity of asthma can be determined by the elevated titres to C. pneumoniae, but not to other potential pathogens such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae, adenovirus, influenza A and B or parainfluenza virus. (wikipedia.org)
  • obstructive
  • A number of other health conditions occur more frequently in those with asthma, including gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), rhinosinusitis, and obstructive sleep apnea. (wikipedia.org)
  • lung
  • Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans. (lung.org)
  • The American Lung Association is committed to supporting those affected by asthma. (lung.org)
  • The EPR 3 Guidelines on Asthma was developed by an expert panel commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Coordinating Committee (CC), coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. (nih.gov)
  • Occupational asthma is an occupational lung disease and a type of asthma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Also, unlike asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis targets lung alveoli rather than bronchi. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Global Asthma Network has established worldwide networks with organizations concerned with health in developing countries such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies(FIRS), the International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology (CIPP), NCD Child and the American Thoracic Society (ATS). (wikipedia.org)
  • absenteeism
  • Around 15 million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) are lost annually, and school absenteeism due to asthma results in reduced educational opportunities, and thus impacts on the economy. (wikipedia.org)
  • medicines
  • Most kids with asthma need to take medicines. (kidshealth.org)
  • The network aims to improve asthma care globally, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, through enhanced surveillance, research collaboration, capacity building and access to quality-assured essential medicines. (wikipedia.org)
  • The network will achieve this through enhanced surveillance, research, capacity building, and access to effective asthma care including quality assured essential medicines. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2016
  • Thunderstorm asthma': Four people now believed dead, could have been more, minister says" ABC News, 23 November 2016. (wikipedia.org)
  • allergen
  • In addition to any issues of treatment compliance, and maximised corticosteroids (inhaled or oral) and beta agonist, brittle asthma treatment also involves for type 1 additional subcutaneous injections of beta2 agonist and inhalation of long acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist, whilst type 2 needs allergen avoidance and self-management approaches. (wikipedia.org)
  • adults
  • Also, phthalates in certain types of PVC are associated with asthma in children and adults. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 11 children and 1 in 12 adults have asthma in the United States of America. (wikipedia.org)
  • GAN is a worldwide network of study centres continuing the global surveillance of asthma in children established by ISAAC, and now including the surveillance of asthma in adults. (wikipedia.org)
  • PMID
  • PMID 18587040 Forouzan A, Masoumi K, Haddadzadeh Shoushtari M, Idani E, Tirandaz F, Feli M, Assarehzadegan MA, Asgari Darian A. An overview of thunderstorm-associated asthma outbreak in southwest of Iran. (wikipedia.org)
  • care
  • At the initial visit, your asthma care provider will determine your level of severity and create a treatment plan. (lung.org)
  • View our tools and resources for health professionals and volunteers to provide guideline-based asthma care and education. (lung.org)
  • Using the 1997 EPR 2 guidelines and the 2004 update of EPR 2 as the framework, the expert panel organized the literature review and final guidelines report around four essential components of asthma care, namely: assessment and monitoring, patient education, control of factors contributing to asthma severity, and pharmacologic treatment. (nih.gov)
  • However, many who suffer from asthma report improvement by receiving chiropractic care. (google.com)
  • In fact, research published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research documented the results experienced by 81 children with asthma who received chiropractic care. (google.com)
  • Learn about programs across the country who are improving the lives of people with asthma and reducing health care costs. (epa.gov)
  • Asthma Care in the Community. (wikipedia.org)
  • The goals of ACMA are to increase patient awareness about how to achieve optimal asthma control, address communication and advocacy needs of asthma patients, and build a network of patient volunteers dedicated to improving asthma care and education. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Global Asthma Network's mission is: To prevent asthma and improve asthma care globally with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1960s
  • Although much research has been done since, the inflammatory component of asthma was recognized only in the 1960s. (wikipedia.org)
  • The rates of asthma have increased significantly since the 1960s. (wikipedia.org)
  • diagnosis
  • Asthma is a disease that requires a diagnosis by a healthcare professional and ongoing assessments and monitoring throughout your lifetime. (lung.org)
  • Diagnosis of occupational asthma uses several techniques. (wikipedia.org)
  • corticosteroids
  • Brittle asthma is one of the "unstable" subtypes of "difficult asthma", a term used to characterize the less than 5% of asthma cases that do not respond to maximal inhaled treatment, including high doses of corticosteroids combined with additional therapies such as long-acting beta-2 agonists. (wikipedia.org)
  • exposure to indoor
  • With federal, state and local partners, we are building the nation's capacity to control asthma and manage exposure to indoor and outdoor pollutants linked to asthma. (epa.gov)