Asthma Outline Essay
Kyle S. Leister
Dr. John Wallman
Chronic Disease: Asthma Outline
I. Introduction: Looking at Asthma and breaking it down to fully understand the chronic disease.
II. Description of Asthma: A. Meaning of Asthma 1. Asthma as a word means, “To breathe hard.” Just as the definition of the word, people with asthma have a hard time breathing, tightness in the chest and wheezing can occur. It is also a chronic disease of the respiratory system, which the respiratory passages in the lungs become oversensitive and overactive. (i) B. Frequency of Asthma Occurrence 1. Nearly 25 million Americans suffer from asthma (over 8% of adults, over 9% of children), and 60% of …show more content…
III. Discussion of Risk Factors A. Body Risk Factors 1. A number of studies have sought to establish the role of the antioxidant vitamins, A, C and E and selenium, yet others of the elements sodium and magnesium. Sub-optimal nutrient intake may enhance asthmatic inflammation, consequently contributing to bronchial hyperreactivity. (6) 2. In some studies, long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) have been linked to life-threatening asthma attacks. The risk appears to be greatest when a