Do You Know This About Asthma?

All about asthma + a money-saving healthcare hack not all parents know about, but should.

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What Do You Really Know About Asthma?

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) calls May the National Asthma & Allergy Awareness month because this is the peak season for problems. Plus, I’m starting to see more of this in my office this time of year. So, this week, I’ve giving you all the scoop on what you need to know, what to look for, and how to keep your kids healthy and safe.

Asthma stats

Asthma is major health concern in America. Did you know (according to the AAFA)

  • 10 people a day die from asthma

  • Asthma affects 24 million Americans

  • 3 million children (younger than 18) have asthma

Asthma is chronic disease that causes the airways in the lungs to be inflamed. The inflammation causes the airways to become narrow. Those narrow airways spell trouble whenever the demands on the lungs are increased. Those demands, or “triggers,” make it difficult to breathe when a person has asthma.

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