Asthma: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

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Respiratory infections may be the number one cause of visits to U.S. healthcare centers, but asthma is a no less pressing healthcare concern. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, asthmatic problems account for nearly 2 million visits to America‚Äôs ERs every year, and recent statistics further show that the inflammatory lung disease affects as many as 7.4% of American adults and 8.6% of children. The number of asthma cases has been on a steady rise in all age, sex, and racial categories since the early 1980s, which is alarming…