The etiologies pathophysiology and alternative complementary treatment of asthma a chronic inflammatory disorder of the respiratory airways asthma is characterized by bronchial airway inflammation resulting in increased mucus production and airway hyper responsiveness. Asthma a chronic disease process affects approximately 18 million people in the united states while asthma can be reversible failure to control symptoms and provide adequate and timely treatment can lead to a decrease in respiratory function which ultimately increases the risk of death durham fowler smith sterrett 2017. Without proper treatment and control asthma may cause airway remodeling leading to changes to cells and tissues in the lower respiratory tract these changes cause permanent fibrotic damage such remodeling may be irreversible resulting in progressive loss of lung function and decreased response to therapy. Asthma causes an estimated 250 000 deaths per year worldwide2 in the us in 2009 2 of patients with asthma were admitted to hospital 500 000 admissions and 84 were treated in an emergency department more than two million visits7 around 53 of patients with asthma report an asthma attack in the previous year and 42 of patients report exacerbations that lead to more than one day of
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