Childhood asthma is a relatively easy disease to control with the right teamwork between a child and his or her family, pediatrician and school. If not managed properly, asthma can negatively affect a child’s quality of life. They may miss a lot of school, be unable to participate in their favorite activities or have frequent visits to the emergency room or hospital.
In episode No. 25 of CHOC Radio, Dr. Stanley Galant, medical director of the CHOC Children’s Breathmobile, explains:
- How asthma is now seen as a chronic disease rather than an episodic disease, making long-term disease management more important
- The signs of asthma that parents and school nurses should watch for in a child
- How parents can partner with their pediatrician to manage a child’s asthma
- Simple changes to make in the home to prevent asthma attacks
- The story of the Breathmobile and how it’s making asthma care more accessible for families in Orange County.
CHOC Radio theme music by Pat Jacobs.