Increasing Asthma Awareness
May is Asthma Awareness Month. Gail Bost with the American Lung Association of Tennessee talks about how asthma is more common now than ever, having increased over 200% in the last 20 years, explains what happens to the body when you have an asthma attack, dispels the myth that asthma is only common in children, and explains some risk factors. She also addresses other lung related diseases, such as COPD, sleep apnea, and lung cancer, which is the #1 cancer killer in the nation. For more information and resources to evaluation your own risk factors, visit ALATN.org or call 615-329-1151.