WK1: A2: Week One Article Analysis "School" For today’s analysis, the author has chosen the subject matter of school-aged children that experiences asthma. Asthma is a silent killer; the mortality rate is on the rise. Asthma is a chronic condition that hits home for the author and family. The author’s daughter has chronic asthma and environmental factors advance her symptoms. Other times when the air quality is cleaner, her daughter’s asthma symptoms go into remission. Many adults are unaware of the risks from the first and second-hand smoke. For example, in the author’s previous home, second-hand smoking triggered her daughter’s asthma attacks. As a result, the author lost countless homework hours and dollars because her daughter required
The Bronx, NY is home to over 1.3 million people- men, women and children alike. It is currently the poorest urban county in the United States with the majority of residents being people of color. For quite some time now the Bronx has been experiencing an influx of industrial activity.
Farmers tend to be exposed to chemicals like ammonia and pesticides daily that can affect the skin and the respiratory system due to inhalation. Scientists and researchers in eastern North Carolina have also been investigating the plausible association between exposure to airborne pollution from swine and wheezing symptoms among nearby
Intervention At various stages of asthma, preventative measures can be used to control or alleviate the symptoms associated with this disease. Education is an important component to every intervention phase, particularly in primary prevention, because the patient is encouraged to be proactive with their personal health in order to avoid
About 10% of American children have asthma (Thakur et al., 2013). It is vital to understand what determinants cause childhood asthma to understand even with a low percentage, why it is still present. According to Williams et al., asthma is a health outcome which is a major impact on American
Asthma is the leading cause of hospital admissions during childhood. Kumar and Robbins give an accurate definition of asthma as “a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and cough, particularly at night and/or early in the morning” (489). Asthma is a terrifying disease, especially in children, because of the sudden attacks that could claim lives if not treated immediately and effectively. Despite recent advancements in available drugs and overall therapy, the incidence of childhood asthma is rising (Dolovich 373). In order to effectively treat and eventually prevent the onset of asthma, more effective and economical therapies are necessary; although
Asthma is a lung disease characterized by variable and reversible airway obstruction, airway inflammation, and bronchial hyper-responsiveness. Causes recurring periods of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing; coughing normally occurs at night or early morning. Asthma affects people of all ages and mostly starts in childhood. In the United States, more than twenty-five million people are diagnosed with asthma and about seven million of these people are children.
What about children’s lungs? Nitrogen oxides, which are emitted from smokestacks, are known to irritate the respiratory tract. They also react with other pollutants to produce ozone, which is a key component of smog. And hazy, smoggy, ozone-filled air is just terrible for kids with asthma. There is particulate matter, especially the tiny particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers, which studies show can trigger asthma attacks. Children are especially vulnerable because they tend to breathe through their mouths, which means less filtering of pollutants by nose hair; they tend to hang out more outside, where levels of these pollutants are usually higher; and they run around a lot, which means they take in more nasty stuff and inhale it deep into their
Some risk factors include genetic components, like having an immediate relative that has asthma, or having another allergic condition. Some behavioral and environmental risk factors are being a smoker, being overweight, being born to a mother who smoked while she was pregnant, exposure to second-hand smoke, exposure to outdoor pollutants like ozone and exhaust (ncbi), and exposure to occupational triggers. Some weather conditions that might trigger an asthma attack are breathing in cold, dry air, or thunderstorms or high humidity. According to The prevalence and cost of asthma in New York State, adults in New York are more likely to be smokers than those without asthma (23.2% compared to 17.6%, respectively, in 2011), and New York adults with asthma are more likely to be obese than those without asthma (33.4% compared to 23.5%, resepectively, in 2011). The percentage of respondents that participated in a survey from 2003-2010 who were obese or smoked were dependably greater among adults with asthma, as compared to adults without asthma. As of now, there is no known cure for asthma, but there are important tools and approaches that can help the roughly 1.7 million children and adults of New York State with their asthma management to minimize their symptoms and critical health risks. Although there has been a reduction in hospitalizations and deaths from the disease, the
Asthma, a chronic lung disease that causes the airway to become narrow, inflamed and produce excess mucus, is prevalent in children as well as adults, with 1 in 9 Australians (2.5 million) that have asthma. 1 in 10 adults and around 1 in 9 children have asthma.
The most common symptoms of asthma are chest tightness, recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness and as stated before narrowing of the airways (National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, 1997). In an early-preschool child, it is difficult to diagnose if a child has asthma, as many illnesses such as bronchiolitis, and many upper respiratory tract infections can all manifest in similar ways or have overlapping clinical characteristics of asthma (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIWH], 2009). The exact cause of asthma isn 't yet known but researchers believe some hereditary and environmental factors interact to create a foundation for asthma. These factors could be the parents of the child having
Abstract Asthma is a serious, chronic and widespread disease that affects more than 300 million people around the world. There is no cure for asthma, and it can affect anyone, male or female, children or adult. Asthma Asthma is a serious, chronic and widespread disease that affects more than 300 million people
Asthma is another health concern that is affecting one’s community as well. Some of the factors that are contributed to this concern could well be the pollution in the air as well the constant smoking around their children. On the other hand, member of the community failed to take care of themselves or to seek medical treatment until they are having an asthma attack.
There is a health crisis that is escalating among society each day in the United States of America. This health crisis going on in the United States affects millions of Americans, yet this disease has no cure. This chronic respiratory disease is better known as Asthma. Asthma has but can be treated through treatments such as nebulizers, inhalers or antibiotics. All of these medical treatments aid in treating asthma and preventing the diseases from becoming deadly, but does not preventing one from developing Asthma. In the United States and in the rest of the world any human in society is at risk to get asthma. Regardless of ethnicity , gender, age, sexuality and location where one lives all of these people have an equal chance of developing the chronic respiratory disease. Asthma is a disease that one can not get rid of and once developed will be carried along with the individual for the rest of one 's life. With proper care one can live a full active life, but needs to take extra medical steps to maintain a healthy respiratory system. There is no reasonable explanation why some develop asthma and why some do not, even if both sides are exposed to all of the same elements and are born from the same mother. Asthma is commonly developed at a young age, but recently there has been an increase in the amounts of adults who develop asthma later in life (EPA 2016). Recently many agencies have begun to look into reasons one may develop asthma one morning and there seems to be a
Children with asthma around secondhand smoke have more severe and frequent asthma attacks, which can put a child’s life in danger.