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Asthma - A Challenge at Any Age

Since May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, here are facts and figures to enhance your care of these conditions:

  • The number of individuals with asthma increased by 30% in the last decade.
  • One in every 12 Americans are told to have asthma.
  • Asthma (reversible, but not curable) is often misdiagnosed as bronchitis, pneumonia, or even COPD (not reversible and not curable).
  • Obesity is thought to be linked to poorer asthma control.
  • A respiratory infection (colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza) almost always leads to a flare-up of concurrent asthma.
  • Although many individuals with asthma require daily medications for optimal care, a study found that only 8 to 13 % of patients continued to refill their maintenance prescriptions after one year.
  • At least 30% of patient with asthma have allergic triggers.
  • Allergies to dust mites and household pets may not only aggravate asthma, but actually lead to the onset of asthma.

Asthma and allergies are the leading medical causes of lost work and school days in the country.  With proper information and treatment, these maladies can become a non-issue in your life.

At the Allergy & Asthma Center of Michigan, we are dedicated to providing you the best asthma and allergy care available.  Please let us know if your asthma and allergy symptoms are not adequately controlled.

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