ASTHMA

Faisal Giri

Asthma is caused by environmental and genetic factors Common symptoms nighttime coughing. shortness of breath a chronic 'throat-clearing' type cough complaints of a tight feeling in the chest.WHAT IS ASTHMA ? Asthma is a predisposition to chronic inflammation of the lungs in which the airways (bronchi) are reversibly narrowed. .

DATA ABOUT ASTHMA 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% anti-inflammatory drugs Others 8% Doctor Recommendation in Washington DC 92%From The Survey of Asthma Surveillance in Washington DC Emergency Departments .

6 and the age ranges from 4 to 78.DATA ABOUT ASTHMA the results of the health survey conducted in China before July 1999 Among 230 responses the average age is 38.) .9 (The standard deviation is 13.

1998 DDT 1M one dose. use medihaler as needed.com/p/articles/mi_m0ISW/is_2003_Jan/ai_95676513/ Matt ----.CASE OF ASTHMA http://findarticles. 1998: Matt seems to be having very light asthma attacks . and in general that about does it for no-no's.Environment September 9. avoid strong-smelling mentholated and camphorated products while on a remedy. follow-up in 6 weeks November 20.

he is still suffering asthma . around 1995 First time known is when he was in the kindergarten Medihaler As needed Until now.Genetic Since he was born.CASE OF ASTHMA Faisal`s friend Aggi Dilimanto ---.

such a person is very likely to be allergic also to pollutants in the air such as dust. . A person may be allergic to something quite harmless to normal persons. chemical vapours. When an asthmatic person's body mechanism detects presence of such offending substances. in which our breathing system over reacts to any allergic substances present in the air we breath. and this is the condition we call asthma. or any strong and foul smell. This makes it difficult for the person to breath. the body reacts as if the substance is very harmful and automatically tries to block its entry by contracting the wind pipe. But surely air pollution increases the chance of inducing asthma attack in people prone to it. However. smoke. Asthma is a kind of allergy. for example pollens from flowers that are frequently present in good healthy air also.Different persons may be allergic to different substances and even different kind of smells.THE ROLE OF AIR POLLUTION IN CAUSING ASTHMATIC ATTACK ´ ´ ´ It is not necessary that air pollution will always cause asthma.

which tell how clean or polluted your air is. Save gasoline and reduce air pollution. including energy efficient lighting and appliances.turn off appliances and lights when you leave the room.REDUCE AIR POLUUTION IN INDONESIA ´ ´ ´ ´ ´ ´ ´ ´ For Your Health Check daily air quality forecasts. and the associated health concerns Drive Wisely Plan your trips. They are environmentally friendly products At Home Conserve energy . . Buy Smart Buy ENERGY STAR products.

HOW ASTHMA IS TACKLED IN INDONESIA HIV/AIDS gets the biggest government`s attention ´ Government has made several regulations about resoiratory disease. 4 2001 about DAMAGE CONTROL AND/OR THE ENVIRONMENT Pollution RELATING TO FIRE AND/ OR FOREST LAND ´ ASKES and JAMKESNAS as the access to free health care for poor people ´ Counseling in the areas ´ . Eg. PP No. including asthma.

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