What is Asthma
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your lungs. It causes your airways to become inflamed, making it hard to breath.
Asthma symptoms include:
- Asthma causes periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.
- Asthma affects people of all ages and often starts during childhood
- People who have asthma may experience symptoms that range from mild to severe and that may happen rarely or every day. When symptoms get worse, it is called an asthma attack.
- Asthmatic attacks can be triggered by allergens, exercise, smoke, pollution or airway infections.
- Smoking is known to trigger asthmatic attacks.
Asthma can’t be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled. Because asthma often changes over time, it’s important that you work with your doctor to track your signs and symptoms and adjust treatment as needed.
Am I at Risk
Asthma affects people of all ages and often starts during childhood.