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5 Things You Should Know About Asthma

1 in 12 people in America have asthma.

Know the facts about what triggers an asthma attack and how to treat it.

5 Things You Should Know About Asthma

  1. As of 2012, more than 18 million adults and 6 million children suffered from asthma.

  2. The most common triggers to asthma attacks are tobacco smoke, dust mites, outdoor air pollution, cockroach allergen, pets, mold, and smoke from burning wood or grass.

  3. Asthma medicines come in two types—quick-relief and long-term control. Quick-relief medicines control the symptoms of an asthma attack.

  4. Asthma cannot be cured, but proper diagnosis, treatment and patient education can result in good asthma control and management.

  5. The life expectancy for mild asthmatics is the same as for those who do not have asthma, which is about 80 years.

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