ASTHMA

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What is Asthma?
Asthma is when the bronchi of the lungs becomes inflammed. Thus causing difficulty in breathing.
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How would you diagnose Asthma?
Spirometer:the volume of air you can breathe out in the first second of exhalation and the total amount of air you breathe out. Peak Flow Test: measure how fast you can blow air out of your lungs in one breath
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Name 4 symptoms of Asthma
•wheezing •shortness of breath •a tight chest •coughing
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Name 2 Causes of Asthma
Genetics, Air pollution, Dust, Cold air and Smoke
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Name 4 Asthma triggers
Chest Infection, Allergens, Airborne irritants, Sulphites, Weather Conditions
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Who is more at risk of developing Asthma?
Family history of the condition, Being Atopic, Having Bronchiolitis as a child, Being born Prematurely and having a Low Birth weight
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How would you diagnose Asthma?

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Spirometer:the volume of air you can breathe out in the first second of exhalation and the total amount of air you breathe out. Peak Flow Test: measure how fast you can blow air out of your lungs in one breath

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Name 4 symptoms of Asthma

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Name 2 Causes of Asthma

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Name 4 Asthma triggers

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