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Asthma: How Does it Affect the Body?

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Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition causing a combination of variable respiratory symptoms which may include but are not limited to wheezing, shortness of breath, cough and excessive variation in lung function. People with asthma have hypersensitivity to ‘triggers’ that may set off symptoms.

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Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition causing a combination of variable respiratory symptoms which may include but are not limited to wheezing, shortness of breath, cough and excessive variation in lung function.

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Wendy Abigail
04 Sep 2021
Enjoyed this refresher on asthma. Has great resource links to review further information.
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Pamela Boyd
31 Jul 2020
Well done, well presented, thanks.
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Louise Coburn
29 Aug 2020
Concise and informative overview of asthma causes, symptoms and presentation.
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Keshav Bashyal
19 May 2021
Very informative resources.
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robyn vouden
15 Mar 2021
Very informative and I feel that I have reinforced my existing knowledge
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Nadia Franich
25 May 2021
clear & concise, informative & easy to understand
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Gurpreet Kaur
31 Mar 2020
Good information.
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Louise Bottega
04 Sep 2021
great article, very relevant.
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Mulungulilwa SAIDI
04 Sep 2020
Understand physiologically inflation of airway, bronchitis, airway narrowing, swelling airway, excessive mucus to obstruct airway indicate asthmas when triggered by smoke, pollen, dust or per genetic cause. As a nurse I need to know management of crisis with no delay
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Krystal Sheehan
30 Mar 2020
Good article that reinforces what triggers may cause an asthma attack
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