What is asthma?WWhat is asthma?What is asthma?EnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z6.1000000000000069.7000000000000390.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Asthma is the most common chronic condition in children. Learn about what happens during an asthma attack and how bronchiole constriction affects breathing.</p><p>Asthma is a chronic lung condition. When properly managed, children with asthma can live perfectly normal lives.</p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li>Asthma can be a lifelong condition, but good asthma control can allow your child to live a normal life.<br></li><li>Asthma symptoms are different in different children.</li><li>In certain conditions, a child with asthma's airways become narrower, making it harder to breathe.<br></li></ul><figure class="asset-c-100"> <span class="asset-anim-title">What happens during an asthma attack?</span> <div class="asset-animation asset-cv-animation"> <iframe src="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/animation/What%20happens%20during%20an%20asthma%20attach/WhatHappensDuringAsthmaAttack_CANVAS_EN%20.html"></iframe>  </div> <p class="sr-only">This click-through animation demonstrates what happens within the lungs during an asthma attack and how medications can help.</p> </figure> <p>Asthma is a condition that affects your child's lungs. The most common signs of problems with asthma include:</p><ul><li>feeling short of breath</li><li>tightness in the chest<br></li><li>coughing</li><li>wheezing</li></ul><p>These symptoms may be mild, moderate, or severe. Sometimes your child may feel well, and at other times your child may feel worse because of the asthma.</p><p>Asthma may affect your child's lungs for the rest of their life. But with good asthma control, your child can go on to live a perfectly normal life.</p><p>Asthma is the most common chronic (long-term) illness in children. About 10 per cent to 13 per cent of children have asthma.</p><h2>Asthma symptoms are not always the same</h2><p>Asthma symptoms are different in different children, even within the same family.</p><p>Your child may have different asthma symptoms triggered by different things.</p><p>Your child's symptoms may look or feel different from one episode to the next. They may change over time.</p>
AsmaAAsmaAsthmaPortugueseNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-16T04:00:00Z70.00000000000007.000000000000002125.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Asma infantil: leia e informe-se melhor sobre o diagnóstico mais frequente da asma, os medicamentos para a asma e seu tratamento em crianças.</p>
ਦਮਾਦਮਾAsthmaPunjabiNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-16T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>ਸਾਹ ਵਾਲੀਆਂ ਨਾਲੀਆਂ ਦਾ ਤੰਗ ਹੋ ਜਾਣਾ ਦਮਾ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਕਾਰਨ ਸਾਹ ਲੈਣ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਠਨਾਈ ਆਉਂਦੀ ਹੈ। ਦਮੇ ਦੇ ਕਾਰਨਾਂ, ਲੱਛਣਾਂ, ਤਸ਼ਖ਼ੀਸ ਅਤੇ ਇਲਾਜ ਬਾਰੇ ਪੜ੍ਹੋ।</p>
AsmaAAsmaAsthmaSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-16T04:00:00Z70.00000000000007.000000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Asma infantil es un estrechamiento de las vías respiratorias que provoca dificultad para respirar. Lea acerca de las causas, síntomas y tratamiento del asma.</p>
ஆஸ்துமாஆஸ்துமாAsthmaTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-16T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>ஆஸ்துமா என்பது சுவாசிப்பதற்கு சிரமப்படும் விளைவினை ஏற்படுத்தும் மூச்சுக்குழாய் குறுகுதலாகும். </p>
Qu’est-ce que l’asthme?QQu’est-ce que l’asthme?What is asthma?FrenchRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z6.0000000000000070.0000000000000280.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>L’asthme est la maladie chronique la plus fréquente chez les enfants. Découvrez ce qui se passe au cours d’une crise d’asthme et de quelle façon la constriction des bronchioles affecte la respiration.</p><p>L’asthme est une maladie chronique qui atteint les poumons. Lorsqu’elle est gérée de manière adéquate, les enfants atteints d’asthme peuvent vivre une vie tout à fait normale.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> L’asthme peut perdurer toute la vie, mais un bon contrôle de cette maladie permet à votre enfant de vivre une vie normale.</li> <li>Les symptômes de l’asthme sont différents d’un enfant à l’autre.</li> <li>Dans certaines conditions, les voies respiratoires d’un enfant atteint d’asthme se rétrécissent, rendant la respiration difficile. </li></ul>
哮喘病哮喘病What is asthma?ChineseTraditionalNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-16T04:00:00Z2125.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z了解小兒哮喘症狀,治療與護理方式,做好小兒哮喘防治工作
دمہددمہWhat is asthma?UrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-16T04:00:00Z2125.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Zدمہ ہوا کی نالیوں میں تنگی سے ہوتا ہے جس کے سبب سانس لینے میں دشواری ہوتی ہے۔ بچوں کے دمے کی وجوہات، علامات اور بچوں میں دمے کے علاج کے بارے میں پڑھیں





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