The prevention of asthma symptoms is critical to patients and their families. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Asthma
Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other agencies have unveiled new developments in the
treatment and management of asthma. These agencies have found that the control and prevention of asthma flare-ups is as simple as knowing and recognizing
and managing asthma signs and symptoms.
Health agencies have found that activities relating to asthma control must extend beyond the doctor’s office and into public health outreach efforts.
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The school year is often the time parents need the most help with asthma management for their children. When children are in an environment parents can’t
control, there is an increased risk of exposure to respiratory infections and asthma triggers. Respiratory infections are a common cause of asthma flare-ups in
young children. The following tips will help you prepare your child to practice effective asthma condition management during the new school year.
Encourage hand washing.
Hand washing is one of the best ways your child can avoid catching a cold or flu. Teach your child about the importance of ...
The first line of defense in diagnosing and treating asthma is a patient’s health care provider. Nevertheless, asthma condition management remains an under-recognized need. The National Asthma
Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) created Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3), which gives physician’s a new look at the
control and prevention of asthma attacks and symptoms.
In the updated guidelines, the NAEPP outlines six clinical practice recommendations to aid with asthma condition management. These include:
1. The use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS).
According to the NAEPP, inhaled corticosteroids are one of the most effective and preferred ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asthma is the most prevalent chronic disorder in children. In 2009, the CDC found that
asthma affected 7.1 million children and youths under the age of 18, and more than half of that population suffered an asthma attack or episode during the
same year. Furthermore, asthma was the top third reason for hospitalization in children under the age of 15 in 2006 and was the top reason for school
absenteeism in 2009. Asthma control is a big deal, both for children who suffer from
the disease and for their ...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) estimates that in 2009, 24.6 million American adults had asthma. During the same year, the disease affected 7.1 million children under the age of 18.
As for the financial impact, the CDC estimates that the direct cost of treating asthma in children and adults is about $50.1 billion, while indirect costs
amount to $5.9 billion, for a total of $56 billion annually.
The Price of Asthma
The occurrence of asthma, a lifelong disease, is on the rise. For example, from 2001 to 2009, the number of people diagnosed ...
Kids who experience asthma signs and symptoms may also have allergies – the two frequently occur together, and treating both may be an effective way to
provide relief. Just as every person reacts to allergens differently, a study by the Health Impacts of Airborne Allergen Information Network found that the “allergenicity” of pollens also varies. So, depending on the time of year and geographic region, pollens create different compounds that can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms.
Allergies and Asthma Information
Mayo Clinic allergy specialist
James T. Li, M.D. states that the same particles that trigger allergic reactions can also cause ...