Health Equity Advancement and Leadership [HEAL]
Asthma is a chronic disease that contrary to popular belief affects children and adults. Asthma is a disease of increased responsiveness of the airways to various stimuli, allergies, and irritants. This causes obstruction in the airways, constricting muscles which results in inflammation. It is not abnormal for asthma to be diagnosed in childhood, but symptoms reappear after age 40.
What triggers asthma as an adult?
-Individuals who had asthma as a child
-Obesity significantly increases the risk of having asthma as an adult
-30% of adult asthma cases are triggered by allergies
-Different illnesses: viruses, infections, bad cold, or the flu
The Health Equity Advancement and Leadership [HEAL] program will reduce the burden of disease for adults living with asthma. This program is a local partnership between the Asthma and Allergy Foundation-St. Louis and the Oasis Institute. Workshops for this program are located in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and East St. Louis. There are opportunities for both in person and virtual attendance.
If you have further questions or inquiries please contact: .
Scan the QR code with your phone to take the Asthma Participant Eligibility Screener or visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDYXJ3Q
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