Asthma Informative Speech

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Ever had a typical day of getting a good workout at your local gym and while exercising you find yourself gasping for air? Having difficulty breathing? At first you may think Oh! I'm just out of shape, pushing one 's self too hard, or you just flat out cannot breathe buy why? I am glad you ask. One may be experiencing exercised induced asthma. Just as it sounds, people with or without asthma could experience a random episode aforementioned. Fortunately, there are ways to manage asthma and to have it under control will help you breathe smoothly at the top your game! The purpose of this writing assignment is to inform my audience about new scientific discovery for asthma that may lead to new preventative measures. More importantly, Asthma is…show more content…
"Asthma is a long-term (chronic) disease of the respiratory system. Asthma causes one's airways to tighten and become narrow this creates difficulty for an individual to breathe and may cause wheezing and coughing" (Thompson). Biology of Asthma, explained... During breathing or respiration air goes in through our nose or mouth and reaches the upper airways. The air continues through the trachea (windpipe) which branches into two large bronchi then it reaches the lungs. In asthma the airways are oversensitive and easily irritated meaning that the lungs have an allergic type reaction to external triggers such as cold air, house dust mites, and pollen. Other triggers include cigarette smoke, animal fur and chest infections. The onset of asthma may be unpredictable, and triggers also include anxiety, stress or even laughter. Asthmatic…show more content…
Asthma medications are used to stop, control and prevent asthma symptoms. Most people need to take more than one type of medication to control asthma. Not everyone with asthma takes the same medication. Also, there are many different asthma medications, and they come in many forms: pills, aerosol inhalers, powder inhalers, liquids and injections. Asthma medications often divided into two groups: bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory agents. Asthma is a condition of a long-term lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. There are usually reasons or risk factors that predispose you to asthma and respiratory problems. Asthma can happen to anyone without any risk factors, but it is less likely if there are no risk factors present. However, it can be inherited from one's parents so, and, therefore, one's genetic makeup predisposes him or her to having asthma. Other links that predispose one to asthma are atopy, eczema (atopic dermatitis), and allergic rhinitis, of course, allergens and allergic conjunctivitis. The disease is also more common in boys than in girls because young males' airway size is small. In contrast, until the age 40 where adult asthma symptoms often found in older

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