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Doctors identify most common disease in children and youth

Doctors identify most common disease in children and youth The most commonly diagnosed illness in children (photo: Freepik)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Asthma is a chronic disease that is most often manifested by periodic attacks of shortness of breath and wheezing. This condition is most commonly found in children and adolescents, according to Zdorovishi razom Instagram page.

What you need to know

As a rule, asthma attacks occur during physical activity or at night.

People of all age groups can suffer from bronchial asthma, but it is most common in children and young people.

Bronchial asthma develops as a chronic inflammation of the airways, namely the bronchi. During an attack, the mucous membranes of the bronchioles enlarge, resulting in narrowing of the airways, making it difficult for the person to inhale or exhale properly.

Medical professionals note that the mortality rate from asthma is not the highest among chronic diseases. However, frequent asthma attacks significantly impair the quality of life in most cases, as an individual suffers from insomnia, fatigue, and low activity.

Symptoms and how to reduce the risk

Bronchial asthma manifests in various ways. Symptoms can occur periodically or persistently. They include asthma attacks, shortness of breath, dry and hacking cough, wheezing during exhalation, and chest pain.

To reduce the risks of bronchial asthma, follow these tips:

  • Maintain cleanliness at home: Regularly clean and ventilate your living spaces
  • Monitor air dryness: Humidify and filter the air with appropriate devices if necessary
  • Limit the use of household chemicals. Use rubber gloves and a mask during cleaning
  • Seek medical advice at the first signs of allergy
  • Since some medications can cause asthma, always consult your doctor before taking any medication

It is important to stay active. Even if you don't engage in sports, motivate yourself to walk daily in any weather.

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