There are tens of thousands of people who are affected by asthma in their lives. Because of a large number of people who are affected, there are also a large number of myths and facts about asthma that are urban legends. Is it fact or is fiction? You may be surprised by the answers.
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Asthma is the most common chronic (long-term) childhood disease. In America about nine million children are diagnosed with asthma. Up to ten per cent of children in Europe are also suffering from asthma symptoms. Unfortunately parents of these children are often uninformed about the various ways to control childhood asthma.
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Asthma is a chronic condition that affects 10’s of thousands of people across the world. Although it isn’t curable it is controllable. ‘Asthma’ is the Greek word for pant or to breath hard. The Greek’s named it ‘asthma’ because the wheezing sound is diagnostic of the condition.
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