One expert asserts that “a person can lose up to 50% of their lung function and not have symptoms.”

In Puerto Rico, asthma is more prevalent in the population, ages 45 to 54.

Dr. Alvaro Aranda, MD, pulmonologist in internal medicine and pulmonology. Photo: Archives of the Journal of Medicine and Public Health.

Person In an exclusive interview with the Journal of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Álvaro Aranda, in an exclusive interview with the Journal of Medicine and Public Health, said that you can lose up to 50% of your lung function and not show symptoms. He has shortness of breath.

The Asthma is a chronic disease This leads to enlargement and narrowing of the airways, which leads to difficulty breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. In Puerto Rico, about 430,000 people have asthma.

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there High incidence of asthmaWhat is more,a lot of people you have in home therapy machine for asthma,” highlights the pulmonologist, who added that according to studies, after black Americans, Hispanics are the population with the most asthma. Highest number of cases He suffers from Puerto Rican, in addition to being more severe than asthmatic.

Although there are no confirmed studies on genetics, it is concluded that genetic factors can be involved in the onset of asthma, as well as other factors, and therefore the incidence is higher than in other populations.

“Every person should avoid strong odors or smoke,” the specialist says, however, as asthmatics are more sensitive to environmental aspects that they cannot control. You should also be careful about what you eat, as there are allergens ingested and this leads to allergic reactions that can lead to asthma.

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The degree of weight gain is also associated with an increased exacerbation of asthma and Person The doctor notes that obesity responds less well to asthma treatment.

“After it rains, moisture remains in the environment and this causes visits to Asthma emergency area‘,” highlights Dr. Aranda, who also notes that asthma is a lifelong disease.

In recent years, some doctors have turned to biological treatments in order to control asthma.

Asthma caused by a bronchitisSo when an asthma attack occurs, the lining of these airways becomes inflamed and the muscles around them tighten, reducing the amount of air that can pass through them.

Some common asthma triggers are:

· the animals;

dust mites;

Chemicals in the air or in food.

Changes in weather.

– some medicine.

· Mold;


strong emotions (tension);

• Respiratory infections, such as the common cold.

Tobacco smoke, among other things.

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