Asthma is a lung disease that has very, very serious complications, yet the most effective tool in management is awareness and education.
Unfortunately, this disease is one of the most common long term diseases in childhood, and children with asthma will experience attacks described as wheezing, shortness of breath, incessant coughing, chest tightness, and breathlessness. These attacks occur in flares and the child is usually symptom free in between these attacks. Unfortunately, we still do not know what the exact cause of asthma is, but we know how to recognize and control it. We know that it usually runs in families, so having a family member with asthma, eczema, or allergies makes one more prone to developing this disease. We know that asthmatics have lungs that are more sensitive to certain triggers, and it is this trigger that usually sets off an attack.
Join us this Saturday at Signature Healthcare’s Asthma “Camp” for a fun Halloween-themed time. Children will move through stations and learn about triggers and controlling their asthma with hands on activities. This event is free for the community and registration is requested. To register, visit MySignatureCare.org/asthma or call 508-941-7654.