What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic lung disease in which the linings of the airways are inflamed and swollen. This results in increased sensitivity of the lungs, with increased mucous production and bronchial spasms, which restricts the flow or air to the lungs.
How do I know if I have asthma?
People with asthma will experience symptoms of shortness of breath, wheezing, cough and chest tightness as a result of extensive narrowing of the airways throughout both lungs.
What causes asthma?
Asthma has a strong genetic component. If you have asthma, others in your family may have asthma as well.
How is asthma treated?
Controlling allergies is the first step to controlling asthma. In addition, there are two types of medicine for the treatment of asthma.
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