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Asthma

Lesson 1: What is Asthma?



Lesson 1: What is Asthma? Lesson 2: Asthma Triggers Lesson 3: Reducing Asthma Triggers Lesson 4: Daily Care for Your Asthma Lesson 5: Astma Treatments

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Welcome to Asthma 101! We designed this class to help you better understand and care for your asthma. With the latest information, quizzes and interactive games, you'll be a virtual fountain of asthma knowledge in no time.

In this lesson, you'll find the answers to the following questions:

  • What is asthma?
  • What is happening in the body?
  • What causes asthma?
  • Who gets asthma?
  • What are symptoms of asthma?
  • What are the different types of asthma?
  • What is the range of frequency and severity of asthma symptoms?

Assignment #1

Don't worry, this lesson isn't a nonstop list of assignments. We have a lot of ground to cover in this lesson, so we're getting off to a busy start! If you or someone you love has asthma, you probably know a lot about asthma already. Good. That can only help you in this online course. But just in case, before we start overwhelming you with knowledge, you might want to try our little quiz below. Don't worry about your score. If you know some answers, great. If not, that's what we're here for.


Finished already? Good job! Regardless of how well you did on the quiz and we're sure most of you did great, I mean, who really thought that asthma was a pizza topping you have just taken a first step towards better care. The following first lesson will give you an overview of asthma. With each successive lesson, we'll get more and more in depth about specific issues pertaining to understanding and caring for asthma.




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