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Discuss the health education and health promotion information and strategy’s , one you use when working with patients who have asthma. What is an Asthma Action Plan?

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Asthma Health Promotion
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ASTHMA HEALTH PROMOTION

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Asthma Health Promotion
Asthma is a long-term respiratory disease that causes inflammation and constriction of
the tubes that transport gases into and out of the lungs. This results in recurring periods of
coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. Constriction of the respiratory tubes
reduces the amount of air flowing into the lungs and swelling can worsen the condition by
making the tubes much narrower. During an asthma attack, the cells of the mucosa secrete more
mucus than usual. Asthma affects persons of all ages but often onsets during childhood. More
than 25 million people in the US are confirmed to be Asthmatic (National Heart, Lung, and
Blood Institute, 2014). Approximately 7 million of them are children. An asthma caused by an
interaction between environmental and genetic factors including exposure to airborne allergens
or some viral diseases during infancy or early development when the immune system is forming.
Other factors are asthmatic parents, inherited tendency to form allergies, also called atopy and
certain respiratory diseases during childhood. The risk factors for asthma are eczema, allergies,
parents who are asthmatic and childhood respiratory infections that can result in asthma that
progress beyond the age of 6 years.
Health Education
Health education refers to an integration of learning experiences drafted to help persons
and groups to improve their health, by improving health knowledge and influencing attitudes
(World Health Organization, 2017). Health teaching is the info...


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