Asthma

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.

Asthma, Inhaler, Ten Random Facts, Free Digital Photos.net

Asthma Inhaler
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  • 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.
Bibliography:
Asthma 3 October 2012, Wikipedia, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asthma>
Bee, P 1998, Living with Asthma, Wayland Publishers Limited, England

Fishpond:  Healthsmart: Allergy and Asthma Relief Asthma and Allergies For Dummies  Amazon: 

Eyes

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, human, ten random facts

  • 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.
Bibliography:
Otway, H 2008, Exploring Your Senses, Tormont Publications, Ireland
Your Eyes 2012, Kids Health, <http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/eyes.html>

Better Eyesight without Glasses A Guide to Ophthalmology: An Overview, Sushruta, Rufus, Sub-Specialties, Etc.

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