Waushara County Health News
In the United States, nearly 25 million people have asthma. Almost 7 million of these individuals are children. More than 40 million Americans have allergy problems. Having both of these conditions combined make it very difficult for individuals who have asthma to control it properly.
Asthma is a disease of the lungs in which the airways become blocked or narrowed, causing breathing difficulties. Symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or rapid breathing, and chest tightness.
Allergies are diseases of the immune system that cause an overreaction to substances that usually cause no reaction in most individuals. Common types of allergic diseases include indoor, outdoor, food, latex, insect stings, skin, and eye allergies.
Allergic asthma is the most common form of asthma and is a disease of the lungs in which an allergic reaction to inhaled allergens causes your asthma symptoms to appear. Common inhaled allergens include dust mite allergen, pet dander, pollen, and mold spores.