Over 22 million people living in the United States have asthma, a chronic lifelong disease that affects the lungs. Asthma can cause wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma to reduce and prevent asthma attacks, also called episodes. In the United States, approximately half of people with asthma had at least one asthma attack in 2012. More children (55%) than adults (49%) had an attack. To raise awareness about the health consequences of asthma, we are participating in World Asthma Day today on May 5, 2015 and Asthma Awareness Month throughout May!
People with asthma can prevent asthma attacks if they learn how to avoid asthma triggers like tobacco smoke, mold, outdoor air pollution, and colds and flu. Asthma episodes can also be prevented by using inhaled corticosteroids and other prescribed daily long-term control medicines correctly. While many are turning to over the counter medication, consumers are increasingly looking to Rootology: Breathe Free, a proprietary blend of 13 concentrated herbal extracts that work individually and in synergy to immediately support nasal, sinus and eye health.. with great success. We suggest trying
Asthma attacks cause adults to miss work and children to miss school. These dangerous and sometimes life-threatening episodes reduce the quality of life for people with asthma. The good news is that we can raise awareness about asthma and how it can be controlled.
It’s time to get asthma under control. Tips for successful asthma management:
- Know the warning signs of an attack
- Avoid things that may trigger an attack
- Follow the advice of your healthcare provider
- Create a personal asthma management plan
Using what you know about managing your asthma can give you control over this chronic disease. When you control your asthma, you will breathe easier, be as active as you would like, sleep well, stay out of the hospital, and be free from coughing and wheezing. To learn more about how you can control your asthma, visit CDC's asthma website or Facebook page.