by Connecticut Dept. of Public Health, Asthma Program in Hartford .
Written in English
|Statement||prepared by Patricia Miskell.|
|Contributions||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Connecticut. Dept. of Public Health.|
|LC Classifications||RA645.A83 A843 2005|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||47 p. :|
|Number of Pages||47|
|LC Control Number||2008354422|
asthma (ăz´mə, ăs´–), chronic inflammatory respiratory disease characterized by periodic attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, and a tight feeling in the chest.A cough producing sticky mucus is symptomatic. The symptoms often appear to be caused by the body's reaction to a trigger such as an allergen (commonly pollen, house dust, animal dander: see . The current asthma prevalence es timate for asthma in Connecticut children in or % (95%CI, – ). From –, the prevalence of current asthma among Connecticut children was higher than the current asthma prevalence among Connecticut adults (%) and U.S. children (%). Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs and respiratory system, making it harder to breathe. Asthma causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing at . Books shelved as asthma: Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis, Cut by Patricia McCormick, Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave.
Resources Easy Breathing© Program Easy Breathing© is a community-based asthma management program that translates national asthma guidelines into a useable format for clinicians. The Asthma Center provides the tools and training that primary care practices need to administer Easy Breathing. Through onsite and web-based training by Connecticut Children’s . Asthma cannot be diagnosed without a breathing test. So, if you think you may have asthma, tell your health care provider (HCP) about all of your symptoms. If your HCP thinks your symptoms may be from asthma, they will ask you to have a breathing test called a pulmonary function test or spirometry test (See Patient Education Series. Asthma Prevalence, Three different asthma prevalence estimates are available from the National Health Interview Survey. Lifetime asthma diagnosis is defined as having ever been diagnosed with asthma by a doctor. People meeting this definition may or may not have had asthma at the time of the survey. Asthma: Pre-History to Modern Malady. Descriptions of the condition known as asthma have existed since the eighth century B.C., when the term was first used in reference to Hector’s attempt to catch his breath post battle (The Iliad, book XV, line ).The word ‘asthma’ has evolved much since originally described by Homer, who simply meant it to refer to the Cited by:
Questions & Answers About Asthma. In this authoritative guide book, Dr. Claudia S. Plottel provides practical answers to asthmatic people and their families about the development of this chronic disease, treatment options, coping strategies, the importance of exercise and nutrition, and much more. environmental asthma triggers for purposes of these guidelines. The role of the asthma specialist (allergist or pulmonologist) may be crucial in helping to improve the care of these children. Primary care providers and asthma specialists should work together in evaluating the child, and in developing appropriate therapies and interventions. The asthma pathway provides step-by-step guidance for evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients seen in the emergency department for asthma. Posted: October Revised: November , September , October , April , September , October , October Find Asthma Acupuncturists in Connecticut, help from Connecticut Asthma Acupuncturists for Asthma Acupuncture in Connecticut.