ongoing condition with no cure it can cause deaths and costs billions of

Ongoing condition with no cure it can cause deaths

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ongoing condition with no cure, it can cause deaths and costs billions of dollars worth of health care bills and missed workdays each year. Asthma is considered a secondary disease because it is something that is typically caused by another condition such as allergies, a history of certain respiratory conditions as a child, or a family history of asthma. One effective way to prevent an asthma attack is to avoid things that trigger it, for some people that could be cigarette smoke or even mold. These triggers can cause the airways in that person to swell and narrow and, in the process, cause that person to have shortness of breath and eventually lead to an asthma attack. This is exactly why it is important to avoid those triggers and to also create and follow something called an Asthma Action Plan. An asthma action plan is a type of plan in which the main goal to prevent and lower the number of flare-ups on a daily basis as well as prevent emergency doctor visits due to a flare-up. It is important to include certain information such as your name, emergency contact information, the contact information for your primary care physician, your asthma severity classification, and your asthma triggers. Asthma Action Plans are typically divided up into three zones: green, yellow, and red. The green zone is where you want to be, you have no asthma symptoms and you feel great. The yellow zone is the area where you have some asthma symptoms and feel as
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ASTHMA 9 though it is necessary to use medications such as a quick-relief inhaler to prevent your symptoms from getting worse. The red zone, obviously, is the danger zone where you are experiencing extreme asthma symptoms or have a flare-up, this is the zone where you should use your emergency information and seek medical treatment. The impact of asthma on society and health care resources is significant because it is a disease that people tend to have most or all of their life so it requires a high amount of care and maintenance in order to live a long and happy life. With that, each year the amount of health care expenses, missed workdays, school days, and early death equals to be about 50 billion dollars. Also, the amount of deaths per year due to asthma or its complications is approximately 3,500. The number of people who visit outpatient facilities due to asthma is about 1.3 million, the number of people who visit the emergency room with asthma is 1.8 million, and the number of people who visit their physician s offices is approximately 14.2 million. With that, the number of people who are discharged from the hospital each year with asthma as their diagnosis is 439,000 and their average length of stay is 3.6 days. The annual per-person medical cost of asthma was $3,266 by 2015. Of that, $1,830 was for prescriptions, $640 for office visits, $529 for hospitalizations, $176 for hospital outpatient visits and $105 for emergency room care. Asthma-related mortality cost $29 billion per year, representing on average 3,168 deaths In conclusion, asthma is a very common but serious lung disease that affects millions of Americans in Mississippi each year, including children. Because asthma is such a common
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