Asthma Rates on the Rise

September 19, 2010
By marqpdx

Asthma Rates on the Rise

A disturbing trend has taken over the health of citizens lately as incidents of asthma and related breathing conditions are on the rise.

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), the prevalence of asthma increased 75% from 1980-1994 and asthma rates in children under the age of five have increased more than 160% from 1980-1994.

Some asthma sufferers have dealt with symptoms of asthma their entire lives and regularly use inhalers and prescription aids to help them breathe. But many incidents of asthma develop suddenly, by people that have never experience breathing problems before. These incidents are known as “sports-induced” asthma.

Why is asthma becoming so prevalent that it afflicts approximately 20 million Americans, with more incidents being reported each year? Blame the environment.

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (1999; 159:125-29) reported a study that looked at a group of people over a 30 year time period. Initially, the group didn’t report suffering from symptoms of allergy or asthma, but when tested again, 30 years later, many had developed reactions to environmental factors including dust mites, pets, and air pollutants.

While asthma is a treatable condition, it is also responsible for one-quarter of all emergency room visits in the United States each year, according to the AAAAI. It is also responsible for 5,000 deaths each year.

Although most people can control their symptoms, prescription inhalers come with their own laundry list of side effects, ranging from the moderate to the severe. However, hope has come in the form of AirAide, an herbal supplement that enhances breathing.

In a clinical trial of diagnosed asthma sufferers, AirAide was found to help improve breathing and increase activity levels. Because it is composed of herbs, AirAide does not come with the risks of traditional asthma treatments.

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