Asthma causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways of your lungs.
Asthma is one of the most chronic disorders in childhood, currently affecting an estimated 7.1 million children under 18 years; of which 4.1 million suffered from an asthma attack or episode in 2011.
Each day nine Americans die from asthma. There are more than 3,600 deaths due to asthma each year, many of which are avoidable with proper treatment and care.
Dechoker is a FDA class 1 medical device that could be used to assist in the event of a choking hazard. In example, a young child may choke on an orange at soccer game due to narrow air passageway caused by asthma.