However, many have asthma that is uncontrolled in regards to both symptoms and exacerbations (6, 7). Asthma’s discomfort and stress can also make some persons more aggressive, or to lose control of their lives, leading to less self care in general (University of Chicago Department of Medicine 2007). ACAM (2004) adds that an asthmatic can feel embarrassment over taking their medications and can also develop stress and confusion as they try to understand their asthma. Thesis for doctoral degree (Ph.D.) 2007 Carl-Axel Hederos Thesis for doctoral degree (Ph.D.) 2007 Carl-Axel Hederos ASTHMA IN YOUNG CHILDREN EPIDEMIOLOGY, BURDEN OF ASTHMA AND EFFECTS OF A PARENTAL INFORMATION PROGRAM ASTHMA IN YOUNG CHILDREN . DEPARTMENT OF WOMAN AND CHILD HEALTH Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden ASTHMA IN YOUNG CHILDREN EPIDEMIOLOGY, BURDEN OF ASTHMA … Authors include GAN Steering Group members and invited authors with additional expertise from many countries around the world. When you do have asthma symptoms, you may feel like you are breathing through a straw.

PhD Thesis Abstract Dr. Mariana Rodica Didă (Iatan) 3 INTRODUCTION Asthma is a chronic disease of the air passages, common in all ages and considered as one of the most common chronic disease of children. With high quality health care, most children and adolescents with asthma can live an active and normal life (5 ). You may have days when you have every symptom and other days you may have no symptoms. You may also hear wheezing (a whistling or squeaking sound) as air tries to move through your narrowed airways.

"An Examination of the Risk Factors Associated With Asthma Prevalence Among a Sample of Displaced Public Housing Residents in Atlanta, Ga.." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2013. asthma need support to manage their disease (3, 4). Ed_Breathlessness.pdf), wheezing, chest tightness, and cough. The Global Asthma Report 2018 has been prepared by the Global Asthma Network (GAN) to give a state-of-the-art analysis of asthma in the world, in the context of the UN’s leadership. The prevalence of asthma in asthma greatly affects the quality of life of the person living with asthma, and that any level of symptom severity has an impact on quality of life even in people who only experience occasional symptoms [Leynaert, Neukirch, Laird, Bousquet and Neukirch 2000:1394].