Nearly 25 million Americans suffer from asthma, a chronic disease that causes the airways to become inflamed and obstruct breathing. Though there is no cure for asthma, proper diagnosis and treatment can help you live a normal, active life with your condition. Get started with the basic information here, then call an allergy specialist to begin your own recovery process.
What Is Asthma, and Do You Have It?
Asthma is a medical condition that causes the airways to become narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus. These three simultaneous changes make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Asthma impacts patients differently; some only consider in a minor nuisance, while others struggle to complete simple daily activities. Continue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Asthma”