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Category: Medical Conditions
Medical Conditions need to be taken in to account in planning Health & Safety, There are also different medical conditions that can be caused at work.
One example of a medical problem that can be made worse or contracted in the workplace is Asthma.
Asthma is a common life-threatening condition and its severity is often not recognised. Asthma is a medical condition characterised by intermittent, reversible airway obstruction.
Asthma is a condition that affects the airways – the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. When a person with asthma comes into contact with something that irritates their airways (an asthma trigger), the muscles around the walls of the airways tighten so that the airways become narrower and the lining of the airways becomes inflamed and start to swell. Sometimes sticky mucus or phlegm builds up and can further narrow the airways. All these reactions cause the airways to become narrower and irritated – making it difficult to breathe and leading to symptoms of asthma.
Asthma is a common condition and it has varying levels of severity from mild to near fatal. Around 2000 people die a year as a result of Asthma.