Asthma: Overview

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that involves inflammation and narrowing of the airways. This results in symptoms such as wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. Asthma can affect anyone of any age and the severity of symptoms varies greatly amongst individuals.

Not everyone who presents with symptoms of asthma will actually end up with a diagnosis of asthma because there are other conditions that may have some or all of the same symptoms, so it is important to see a medical professional for a complete check-up.

There is no cure for asthma but proper diagnosis and management of the condition can allow for normal activity and quality of life for many individuals.

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