The average person takes 16 breaths per minute, 960 breaths in an hour, 23,0400 breaths in a day, for a total of 8,409,600 breaths in a year.
For many people, the breath circulating in and out of their lungs isn’t thought of, and for others, breathing is considered to be more like a task. Think breathing out of a straw, now think Asthma. More than 25 million Americans are diagnosed with Asthma. Asthma can be associated with coughing, wheezing, and the feeling of tightness in their chest. While there are many different plans to control your Asthma, the first step to taking action is diagnosing. Your provider may require a history and health exam, along with a breathing test and/or a chest x-ray.
The best way to manage your Asthma is to become aware of your triggers. Most triggers are tied to the quality and cleanliness of the air in which you are breathing. In the midst of an Asthma attack, mucous levels rise, narrowing of your airways causing the feeling of lack of air. As this may sound scary or overwhelming, life with Asthma can lead to a normal, active life with no limitations.