Below are facts on asthma pulled directly from the World Health Organization (WHO) site:
- According to WHO estimates, 235 million people suffer from asthma.
- Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children.
- Asthma is not just a public health problem for high income countries: it occurs in all countries regardless of level of development. Over 80% of asthma deaths occurs in low and lower-middle income countries.
- Asthma is under-diagnosed and under-treated, creating a substantial burden to individuals and families and possibly restricting individuals’ activities for a lifetime.
Asthma is a chronic disease that is characterized by frequent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. The severity and frequency will vary from person to person with symptoms occurring several times a day/week and for some increase when doing physical activity or during the evening. Those that are at risk for developing asthma are a combination of genetics and environmental exposure to inhaled substances and particles.
Indoor allergens like house dust mites found on bedding, blankets, carpets, furniture and pet dander along with tobacco smoke, chemicals used at jobs, pollens and molds, and air pollution are some of the substances and particles that can provoke allergic reactions that can irritate airways. Other triggers for asthma include cold air, extreme anger or fear and exercise.
Asthma cannot be cured but it can be managed with medication. Medication isn’t the only way to help control asthma – it is strongly suggested to avoid triggers. While we can’t fully control outdoor air triggers we can certainly try to control our indoor air triggers and the best way to do this is by using an Airfree Air Purifier.
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