8 Asthma Facts

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8 Asthma Facts

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Asthma is a common breathing condition that can occur in people of all ages. There are many types of treatments for asthma that are natural remedies or medications but there is still no cure. Treating asthma is a combination of medication, healthy diet, and exercising. If you or a loved one has asthma, here are some facts you might find interesting.

8 Interesting Asthma Facts

1. Asthma Was Discovered A Very Long Time Ago

Asthma was first discovered in 450 BC. by Hippocrates. Hippocrates was a Greek Physician and is named ‘Father of Western Medicine’. He was the first to believe that diseases were caused naturally and not by superstition or gods.

2. Early Treatments Were Useless

Psychologists were diagnosing Asthma in the mid 20th century instead of medical doctors. The psychologists saw the coughing and wheezing as “the suppressed cry of the child for its mother”. They recommended treating asthma with talk therapy instead of medicine.

3. Asthma is Linked With Allergies

According to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, asthma can be triggered by an allergy of pollen, chemicals, extreme weather changes, smoke, dust mites, stress and exercise. Asthma is linked with an allergy 70% of the time

4. It Weakens Many People

Asthma can be debilitating for many adults who suffer from it. Many people have to take time off work because of their asthma.

5. Allergens Are All Around Us

Our homes are known to make up more of the allergens people with asthma suffer from. Half of the homes in America have at least six present allergens.

6. Many People Have Surgery From Their Allergies

In the US, there are about 40,000 people every year who have had sinus related surgery to help with their chronic congestion.

7. Management Exists

There is hope for those who have asthma. The average life expectancy is the same for those who do and do not have asthma.

8. Hard To Avoid Allergens

Unless your house is perfectly clean and you never leave it, it will be hard to avoid your allergies