- Publisher: MK Publications
- Available in: Paperback, Kindle, Ebook
Don’t Let Asthma Control Your Life. Read this book on Asthma.
Asthma is a common disease, affecting millions of people. But it is a frightening condition. During attacks, a person cannot get a breath and helplessly fights for air while the level of panic increases. The first step in controlling asthma is to be informed. Now back in print, this book on Asthma has been revised and updated. It discusses the kinds of asthma, their causes, and remedies for asthma.
Named to the list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12.
“A highly detailed description of the nature and causes of this disease. Included are encouraging stories of active and productive people, including practicing athletes, who are asthmatic.” —Horn Book Guide
From the beginning of the book on Asthma
As one of the most common childhood diseases, asthma diagnoses throughout the world have dramatically increased over the last twenty-five years. In the United States, some 14 percent of children suffer from the disease. Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism. In 2008, students missed 10.5 million days of school.
Asthma can strike suddenly and severely and then disappear for weeks at a time. The most ordinary of events can trigger an attack that can, in rare cases, be fatal if untreated. With good reason, many people with asthma are terrified of wind, trees, perfume, or even their own laughter.
This does not have to be so. Although asthma is not curable, is one of the most treatable conditions in the world. And attacks can usually be prevented. The purpose of this book is to provide information that will promote prevention and proper treatment.
Famous People with Asthma
Sometimes, people wish their lives were different. If you have asthma, you might have said to yourself, “If only I didn’t have asthma, my life would be so wonderful.” And perhaps it would be better.
But some of the world’s greatest figures have had serious medical problems. In fact, they may have become great because they were able to turn their problems into strengths. Through determination, they refused to quit. As a result, they succeeded in achieving their dreams and leaving their mark on the world.
There are many famous people who have suffered from asthma. Politicians, dancers, singers, athletes, and even presidents of the United States have had the disease.
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