Hi everybody! My name is Weezimal, but my friends call me Wheezer. I’m the Asthma monster. My favorite color is gray and my best friend is Ally (Allergia the Allergies monster) and her really cool therapy bird, Scratch.
I live with Asthma, that’s a chronic inflammation of the lung airways that causes coughing, chest tightness or pain, and wheezing or shortness of breath. I never feel like I get enough air when I breathe so I always have my rescue inhaler with me. Here’s some other Asthma facts:
- Asthmatic attacks can be triggered by allergens, exercise, smoke, pollution, or airway infections.
- In children, boys are more likely to develop asthma than girls, but in adults, women are more likely than men.
- Asthma is the cause for children missing more than 10 million school days a year.
- College-age adults (ages 18 to 24) are more likely to develop asthma than older adults.
And here are some other Wheezer facts:
Favorite colors: Gray
Superpower: Can take your breath way
Prone to: Tightness in chest, shortness of breath, panic
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