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Childhood Asthma Quiz
What Do You Know About Living with Asthma? Asthma is a disease that affects the airways of the lungs. It is the most common long-term disease of children. Test your knowledge of daily life with asthma with this quiz, based on information from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. 1. What are the symptoms of asthma? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Histamine tightens the muscles in the bronchial tubes, and the lining of the lungs and airways swell. This causes a...
Asthma Awareness Quiz
Assess Your Awareness of Asthma What do Ludwig van Beethoven and John F. Kennedy have in common? Asthma. Inflamed airways cause asthma and its recurrent or chronic breathing problems. See how much you know about this disease by taking the following quiz. 1. Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness in children. When does it usually show up? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Half the cases develop in childhood, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of Ameri...
Mold Allergy Quiz
Take the Mold Allergy Quiz Molds are microscopic fungi that live on plant and animal matter. They're everywhere in our environment. Learn about mold allergy by taking this multiple-choice quiz. 1. How many species of mold exist? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Estimates range from the tens of thousands to more than 300,000, according to the CDC. The most common types of mold found in the home that cause allergic reactions include Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria,...
A Workable Guide to Managing Asthma
Understanding Asthma
Asthma is a disease that affects how you breathe. When you have asthma, it can be difficult to get air in and out of your lungs.
Pulmonary Tests and Procedures
Spirometers, peak flow meters, and oximetry are just some of the tools available to help assess and manage your asthma.
Controlling Asthma Triggers
Pollen, dust and smoke are common triggers for asthma. To control your asthma, must learn which triggers you are sensitive to.
Managing Your Asthma
To keep your asthma under control, it's important to work with your health care provider to develop a daily treatment plan.
Asthma and Other Condtions
People with asthma are more likely to develop other health problems, including allergies, chronic cough and bronchitis.
For Parents: Asthma and Your Child
No one knows exactly why some children get asthma. But asthma can be controlled, so your child can enjoy a happy, active life.
For Kids Only
You can learn how to help control your asthma. One way is to learn about the things that make you have flare-ups.
Asthma Zone Calculator
Asthma Zone Calculator Introduction This calculator is for people with asthma. To use this tool, you must know your peak flow number. Your peak flow is how fast you exhale air after taking a deep breath. Your peak flow tells you and your doctor how well your lungs are working. You need to know your personal best peak flow number to help control your asthma. Changes from your personal best can help you see how well your asthma is under control. These changes also can let you know when you need medication...
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