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Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. It causes wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. Asthma. Asthma attacks affect the bronchioles by constricting them.

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Part of respiratory system

Part of Respiratory System


  • Parents who have asthma, certain respiratory infections during childhood, contact with some allergens, exposure to viral infections during infancy, and an inherited tendency to develop allergies called atopyare all agreed upon factors that could lead to asthma.



  • It is incurable. factors early in life are believed to be causes of it.

  • Good ways to control it is by maintaining good lung function, normal activity level, and sleep through night, preventing asthma attacks and troublesome symptoms, and reducing the need for quick-relief medicines.

  • Treatment for each individual varies.

  • Some people need to stay on long-term control medicines or just have quick-term medicines.


Allergic vs athletic

  • Exercise induced asthma becomes more sensitive during temperature and humidity changes.

  • While exercising one breathes through their mouth and this doesn’t warm up the air coming into their body.

  • The nose does this when one breathes through their nose.

Allergic vs Athletic


  • Corticosteriods are long term medicines to control asthma.

  • Quick-relief inhalers are ways for on the spot asthma problems.


Progression of asthma

  • However other individuals may get worse and will have to continually use their asthma medicine for the rest of their life.

Progression of Asthma

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