Discover Asthma
 

Welcome to DiscoverAsthma.com


Asthma is a disease that's affected the human race since the first days history was recorded thousands of years ago, and likely before then. It's a condition that has gone through a progression of theories and treatments, many of which have proven unsuccessful. Unfortunately, there is still no cure for asthma, but recent years have brought forth tremendous progress in terms of treating and managing the disease.

Overall, asthma is a condition that affects more than 20 million people in the United States alone, and many of them are children. While that may seem to be a daunting statistic, one should consider that in general terms, those who seek, obtain and follow treatment guidelines have usually succeeded in keeping the condition under control.

 
What DiscoverAsthma.com Provides for You

Given the prevalence of asthma and its existence that spans thousands of years, there have been and continue to be several misconceptions about the disease itself and those who have it. Discoverasthma.com offers you a series of articles and a body of information that not only dispels inaccurate myths but also arms people with two weapons that are always critical when society at large is fighting a disease – knowledge and awareness.

A few items you'll find on this Web site include:

  1. Asthma is not a death sentence.
  2. Asthma can be successfully controlled with medication and a proper lifestyle.
  3. Asthma is by no means a condition that should always limit someone's aspirations. Some of the world's greatest athletes have asthma and manage it properly while continuing to make their marks on the athletic world.
  4. Asthma can be trigged by several factors, including:
    1. Genetics
    2. Stress
    3. Environmental triggers that include toxins, dust, chemical compounds and tobacco smoke.
  5. Asthma can be exacerbated if an asthmatic person ignores it.
  6. Asthma research is making tremendous moves forward in terms of new treatment techniques and medication.
  7. Asthma awareness groups dot the landscape all over the United States and the rest of the world.


Aside from the tangible information this Web site will provide for you, it will also show you beyond any doubt that if you or someone you love suffers from this disease, you are far from alone. The numbers prove this, especially when one incorporates the rest of the world into the statistics that exist in the United States.

How You Should Use this Information

The information provided on this Web site is here to provide you with information regarding the disease, what's being done to fight it, how much promising progress is being made, and perhaps most importantly for you, our visitors, how you can help. Fighting a disease is like fighting any other enemy of humanity – everyone needs to learn as much as they can about the problem, figure out how they can use the resources and talents they have available at their disposal for the common good and where to start with providing the help they want to provide.

We encourage you to take a look at the information that's provided within these pages. If you'd like to get involved, you have nearly limitless options to do so. The fight against asthma is progressing rapidly, and a worldwide collective effort that's powered by facts, networking and the proper dedication of individual and collective resources will only lead us all down the road towards the ultimate eradication of asthma.