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Doctor insights on: How Many People Are Diagnosed With Asthma Each Year

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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How many people a year are diagnosed with asthma?

How many people a year are diagnosed with asthma?

Difficult to know: The incidence of asthma (or new diagnosis) of asthma is tough number to actually know. The best guess would be based on the prevalence (number of people who have ever had asthma) and the total population. For children this would estimated to about 120, 000 each year. The CDC is a great source for this information www.Cdc.Gov. The number of people with asthma is on the rise. ...Read more

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How many kids are diagnosed with asthma in the u.S. Each year?

How many kids are diagnosed with asthma in the u.S. Each year?

Asthma: ~5, 000 people die of asthma attacks per year, ~500, 000 are hospitalized; more than 5 million doctors visits for asthma attacks per year. It is estimated that between 6-8 million children in the United States have asthma. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a 12good year old son with asthma and was told he can out grow it. Is this true?

I have a 12good year old son with asthma and was told he can out grow it. Is this true?

Probably not.: Children who continue to wheeze after the age of 6 are likely to continue to have asthma symptoms throughout life. Determining if he is allergic can improve your ability to control or eliminate the asthma symptoms. Targeted treatments for allergy may be very helpful. ...Read more

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During which seasons and the months of the year does asthma gets worst?

During which seasons and the months of the year does asthma gets worst?

Depends on...: ...The individual trigger: people sensitive to tree pollen are worst in spring, grass=summer, weed pollen=fall, house dust/cat/dog/cockroach - year round, worst during heating season; viral infections=during epidemics. ...Read more

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My 15 year old daughter has asthma that I have trouble controlling it. Any suggestions?

My 15 year old daughter has asthma that I have trouble controlling it.  Any suggestions?

15yo should B respon: Asthma control can be an issue of medications, events or compliance.Teens often have more compliance problems out of a sense of "why me" or presumed invulnerability.By 15 responsibility for maintaining control should be theirs.They need to figure out a good daily routine that incorporates preventive and rescue meds & be willing to stick with it or ask their doc to fine tune the process. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my 8 year old has asthma?

How can I tell if my 8 year old has asthma?

See below: If your child seems to get more sick than others with upper respiratory colds and has trouble breathing or excessive dry coughing with the illness or if they have allergies or ezcema which is associated with asthma, or if there is excessive cough and respiratory issues associated with exercise (starting 20 minutes or so into the exercise) theses signs may lead you toward the asthma direction. ...Read more

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How much of a threat is asthma to a thirteen year old boy?

How much of a threat is asthma to a thirteen year old boy?

Depends: There are no medical threats peculiar to this age. Inspiring a teento take ownership of a chronic illness like asthma can be a challenge. Some 13 year-old boys are mature; others are more dependent on parental guidance. Peer pressure, the need to fit in, & a sense of invulnerability are additional challenges for this age group. These factors effect whether daily medications will be taken daily. ...Read more

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Could use some advice on asthma in a two year old - help!?

Could use some advice on asthma in a two year old - help!?

Understanding: This is a complex question. Understanding the disease, triggers, the therapy and consequences are a start.This sounds like you need a consultation with your doctor.Do you have a more specific question? ...Read more

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What is some of the symptoms of asthma in a 8 year old boy?

What is some of the symptoms of asthma in a 8 year old boy?

Asthma: Shortness of breath with activity, cough at night. Cough persisting after a cold. Cough without a cold. Poor endurance with activity. Repetitive need of medication to open your airway. If you are concerned your child should be checked and you discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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