Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
News » Childhood asthma is a chronic problem
 

Childhood asthma is a chronic problem

Asthma causes wheezing, coughing, choking, shortness of breath, chest tightness and the combination can lead to panic, which exacerbates the previously mentioned symptoms. 9 million children suffer from asthma during their lifetime, and over 5,000 deaths are attributed to the chronic disease. Poorly managed asthma results in missed school days, lost parent working hours, and frequent emergency hospital admissions. Asthma sufferers require a personal asthma management plan incorporating correct use of medications. Management of asthma attacks are to calm the child, reducing their anxiety, administer medication as prescribed and avoid environmental triggers such as smoke, pollen, dust, pets, certain weather conditions and over exertion.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Health Matters

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Childhood asthma is a chronic problem

Date: 2005

Source: Health Matters

Author: Vicki Olson Johnson

URL: http://www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?id=1&display=rednews/2005/06/29/build/health/40-health-matters.inc

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • High risk of injury in pregnancy
  • High risk of stroke for diabetics
  • High salt consumption can cause a range of health problems
  • High use of steroids increases risk of heart disease
  • Higher cholesterol found with decaffeinated coffee drinkers
  • Highlight on five potential drug recalls
  • Hispanic women generally receive late diagnosis and treatment of breast and cervical cancer
  • Hispanic-Americans at greatest risk of diabetes
  • Hispanics seem to disproportionately suffer health problems compared to white people
  • HIV child refused compensation
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise