FIX BEFORE SIX CAMPAIGN
It's Time to Put an End to the Silent Epidemic of Pediatric Airway Disorders
There is a silent epidemic weaving its way throughout the children of the world. It is estimated that pediatric airway disorders impact 400-million children around the globe. Sleep issues, mouth breathing, an inability to focus or concentrate, lack of energy, and even depression are all symptoms that can be traced back to childhood airway disorders.
If caught and treated early enough, the pain and suffering a child experiences can be avoided. However, if left undiagnosed and untreated, a child suffering from an airway disorder will experience pain, exhaustion, mental issues, and even death. Unfortunately, many children are being misdiagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, or needing braces because so many pediatricians and pediatric dentists are missing the signs and symptoms of childhood airway disorders.
This is why the Children's Airway First Foundation is launching our Fix Before Six Campaign. We are on a mission to promote airway management awareness, educate parents and medical professionals on the signs and symptoms of pediatric airway disorders, and put an end to the silent epidemic.
"There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing."
~ James Nestor, BREATH
2024 AREAS OF FOCUS
Tackling the issue of children's airway health is a colossal undertaking with the health of more than 400-million children in jeopardy. We have identified three major avenues of focus that will guide our healthcare revolution and serve as the foundational core of our Fix Before Six Campaign.
These endeavors will help to secure a healthy future for hundreds of millions of children who, without your contributions and support, might not otherwise have that chance.
MOUTH BREATHING IS NOT OKAY!
While many parents think it's okay and that their child will grow out of it, mouth breathing is not okay and could be a sign of an airway disorder.
Mouth breathing can pose negative threats to a child's long-term health. These changes can have long-term effects on their health by:
Decreasing quality of sleep
Causing poorly functioning auto-immune system
Decreasing brain function and IQ
Impacting speech and swelling capabilities
Increasing risk for dental complications
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