Wheezing, coughing,and shortness of breath are serious health problems for people with asthma. In the past 25 years, the United States has seen an increase in the number of people with the disease. This podcast discusses how people can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease. Created: 12/6/2007 by MMWR.
Date Released: 12/6/2007. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Breathe Easier: Learn About Asthma
National Surveillance for Asthma — United States, 1980–2004
December 6, 2007
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Wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath are the frightening symptoms of an
asthma attack. Asthma is a serious health problem – it can even be deadly. Over
the past 25 years, we’ve seen a gradual increase in the number of people with
CDC researchers found that more than 20 million people in the U.S. had asthma
in 2005. Asthma affects all ages. About three in ten of those with asthma are
under 18 and one in ten are 65 or older. While we don’t know what causes
asthma or why there’s been an increase, we do know that helping people
manage asthma and prevent attacks is important and helps decrease the overall
health effects of asthma.
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