You could have Asthma even if you don’t know it and here is ten facts about Asthma that hopefully you won’t know!
- Asthma is when you might have difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing or chest tightness as a result of an asthma trigger.
- Dust-mites, fur of animals, traffic fumes, poor air quality, grass pollen, exercise illness and worry, all can trigger asthma attacks.
- A person with asthma has narrower airways than someone without asthma.
- To help prevent asthma, a doctor can give you a preventer inhaler. To help calm your asthma attacks, a doctor can give you a reliever inhaler.
- Exercising can help asthma since the fitter you get the better your lungs work.
- In 2009, asthma attacks caused 250,000 deaths worldwide.
- In 2010, 300 million people in the world have asthma.
- Having skin allergies increases the chance of having asthma.
- The Ancient Egyptians first discovered asthma and treated it it by making patients drink a mixture called Kyphi.
- In 1980, more children were likely to have asthma than previous years.
Asthma 3 October 2012, Wikipedia, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asthma>
Bee, P 1998, Living with Asthma, Wayland Publishers Limited, England
Your eye is amazing- and here is ten random facts about them!
- Your eyelids and eyelashes help protect your eyes from dust, dirt and germs from entering them.
- Your eyeball is as big as a ping-pong ball.
- Your eye sees an image upside down, so your brain flips the image the right way up.
- Tears are made of water, chemicals and oil.
- If your cornea and retina do not work together your vision will be blurry.
- Eye muscles move more than 100,000 times a day.
- The cornea, the visible part of your eye, is the only part of your body that should not contain any blood.
- Your eye has a jelly-like coating, scientifically named vitreous humour, that moulds your eyeballs into a round, spherical shape.
- 32% of the world’s population have blue or grey irises,12% of the world’s population have green or light brown irises and 25% of the world’s population have dark brown irises.
- Your eye uses cells called rods, which sees gray-scale, and cones, which see colours. 1 eye has about 120 million rods and 7 million cones.
Otway, H 2008, Exploring Your Senses, Tormont Publications, Ireland
Your Eyes 2012, Kids Health, <http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/eyes.html>