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Asthma and death

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Is it possible to die from asthma?

Yes. The possibility to die from asthma is real.

According to figures by WHO and GinAsthma 2011 about 300 million person have asthma world wide, and about 250000 die from asthma every year.

Nearly all cases of asthma-related deaths result from a lack of oxygen and not from cardiac arrest. This is significant because rapid oxygen administration can prevent asthma-related deaths.

Most fatal asthma attacks do not occur in the hospital. Most patients who reach the hospital with an intact central nervous system survive.

Most people who die from a severe asthma attack delayed going to the hospital which is something people not taking asthma seriously enough tend to do.

Most asthmatics who suffer a near fatal attack hadn’t been taking their medicines as prescribed or they delayed seeking treatment.

Both people with severe and mild asthma can die from asthma.

Don’t play with your health

Some people do not take their asthma seriously, they think they know how to take care of their asthma, but they don’t and don’t really try to learn how to manage their asthma properly. Those having asthma who do not have a proper asthma treatment and stay away from what make them ill are more likely to have asthma attacks. They are also more likely to have to go to the emergency room. After being at the emergency room they go back to doing what they use to and being unattentive to health and medicine. They maybe only take som rescue medicin onee in a while, but not all subscribed. Then they go back to having fun, until the next asthma attack. But the longer they go without proper asthma management, the more they risk permanent damage to their lungs. If your doctor do not give you the information you have to hunt it.

Another type of asthmtics are those who think they are tuffer than asthma. They do are those who do not go to the hospital whatever. They could in fact be dying but they still do not contact the emergency room. Go to the doctor? What? Those asthmatics seam to think their own toughness and sheer willpower will beat their asthma symptoms into submission. They don’t seek breathing help when they need it and may have forgotten their asthma medication. Your lungs are not protected by your toughness. Asthma is a difficult disease and it requires some toughness. But you should never ignore breathing trouble, get help immedietly when you need.

The asthmatics who care

These asthmatics are a doctor’s best patients. They have their bronchodilator with them at all times, but only use it when necessary. They religiously take their controller, anti-inflammatory medicines. These are the patients that may visit the emergency room rarely, for breathing emergencies, but they seek information and education, or take the information and education they are given and follow it, so they don’t have to return to the emergency room.

Asthma Attitude: “I have asthma. Asthma doesn’t have me.”

Take care of your asthma Stay away from what make you ill, do not let it in your life. Take your medicines as prescribed and if you still get problems breathing take contact with the health care where you are.

Remember that a asthma not controlled might be able to take your life.

Source: healthcentral.com

http://www.aaaai.org/about-the-aaaai/newsroom/asthma-statistics.aspx

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Author: Annelie

I like canoeing, photographing, friends, movies, food, humor, and going on trips. I dislike rudeness, dishonesty, violence, nastyness, and people not caring for others. I do not drink much, I do not smoke and I do not do drugs. I love friends who are kind to me and stick with me. If you want to give me a gift, the best gift is to stop smoking and stop using fragranced products. Then you give me health and that dear friend, is the best gift a person can get. It is a gift of love. I got asthma and I am hearing disabled.

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