What is Asthma?
Asthma is a predisposition to chronic inflammation of the lungs in which the airways (bronchi) are reversibly narrowed. There are many different types of asthma, however, such as allergic asthma, cough variant asthma, occupational asthma, exercise-induced asthma, medication-induced asthma, and nocturnal asthma.
What causes Asthma?
While the exact cause of asthma is unknown, doctors and scientists believe it comes from either one or a combination of these factors: genetics, childhood respiratory infections, contact with airborne allergens in infancy or childhood.
How is Asthma treated?
While asthma cannot be cured, there are methods of controlling asthma, both long-term and short-term. Long-term control medicines help reduce airway inflammation and prevent asthma symptoms. Quick-relief, or “rescue,” medicines relieve asthma symptoms that may flare up.
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