Asthma is a chronic disease that affects men, women, and children. It causes inflammation and narrows the airway, making it difficult to breathe. Asthma can be triggered by many different things like dust mites, pet dander, pollen, cigarette smoke, pollution, wood fires, and other airborne irritants. To lessen the effect of asthma, the first thing is to locate triggers and to remove them from your environment.

The next thing is to seek help from your physician. The following are some of the signs and symptoms of asthma:

Common Signs and Symptoms

  • Wheezing
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Rapid breathing
  • Shortness of breath

Asthma Awareness

  • Approximately 3,600 people a year die from asthma attacks
  • In the U.S., more than 26 million people have asthma
  • Approximately 7 million children in the U.S. have asthma

Asthma Medications

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