About 25 million people all over the world have asthma. I surveyed 16 athletes in Helix High School, two boys and two girls from each class. I chose this topic for a survey because of the high number of athletes in this school that have asthma.
Out of the 16 people that I interviewed, five of them suffer from asthma. Eleven of them do not have asthma. Some symptoms of asthma include difficulty breathing, chest pain, coughing and wheezing.
Seven people said that there were other people in their family that had asthma and nine said that no one else in their family had asthma. There were five people that said that having asthma affected how they participated in sports. And eleven people said they didn't have asthma.
Of all the people who have asthma, the disease affects how they participate in sports. Two people said that their asthma was a two on a scale of one to five with five being the worst and one being the least harsh. Three people said that their asthma was a three on the scale.
My results did not surprise me that much. I knew that there were a couple of athletes who suffered from asthma and that some were worse than others. There were one or two people that I found out had asthma that I didn't know had it. But, overall, my thoughts on this survey before it was completed were pretty close to the results that were uncovered. I did expect a lot more athletes to have asthma then just 5 out of the 16 that I surveyed. I did expect the people that have asthma to be affected by it while playing sports.
A lot of athletes suffer from or have asthma and a lot of people don't realize it. This is because most people who have asthma aren't affected by it so greatly that they can't participate in sports. But the severity of the condition can depend on the weather or the season. In the spring, there is more pollen in the air, so that can lead to more asthma attacks. Or it can also depend on the temperature outside that they are competing in. It can also depend on the person and their set-offs and what their body can take.
Some areas of the world have more people who are affected by asthma than other parts of the world. Some people are so affected by asthma that they can not participate in sports or any vigorous exercise. But some people are only affected by it when they get sick or have allergies. Some people have to use an inhaler after a race or a game. Others hardly need one at all.
There are many different levels of asthma and ways that one can be affected by it. But in the end it's the same disease.