Complications of Asthma


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About complications: Complications of Asthma are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Asthma. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Asthma and complications of Asthma is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Asthma: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Asthma includes:

Complications of Asthma: Uncontrolled asthma can also impose serious limitations on daily life. Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism due to chronic illness and the second most important respiratory condition to cause home confinement for adults. Each year, asthma causes more than 18 million days of restricted activity, and millions of visits to physicians' offices and emergency rooms. One study found that children with asthma lose an extra 10 million school days each year; this problem is compounded by an estimated $1 billion in lost productivity for their working parents. Asthma-related health care costs our nation approximately $10.7 billion in 1994, including a direct health care cost of $6.1 billion. Indirect costs, such as lost work days, added up to $4.6 billion. 1

Complications of Asthma: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to complications of Asthma:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Asthma A Concern for Minority Populations, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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