According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), just under seven million U.S. children and adolescents under the age of 18 currently have asthma, and more than four million have had an asthma attack in the past 12 months. Many others have "hidden" or undiagnosed asthma. Asthma Information for Teens, Second Edition provides introductory information for teens who have recently received a diagnosis of asthma, and it offers in depth information for teens who have had experience dealing with asthma since early childhood. It includes information about various forms of asthma, factors that may contribute to the development of asthma, and common asthma triggers, such as pollen, dust mites, mold, tobacco smoke, cockroaches, animal dander, and some chemicals. Commonly used asthma medications and delivery devices are discussed, and lifestyle adjustments used in managing asthma and controlling asthma flares are explained. A section on current asthma related research is also included, along with a directory of resources and suggestions for teens who would like to read more about asthma.
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