What is Asthma?
Asthma is a lung disease. It can be life threatening. Asthma is chronic.
In other words, you live with it every day.
Asthma causes breathing problems. These breathing problems are called
episodes (or attacks) of asthma. In an asthma episode, the airways in
the lungs get blocked, causing the lungs to get less air than normal.
Symptoms of an asthma episode can be difficulty with breathing, a tight
feeling in the chest, coughing and wheezing. Asthma can develop quickly
and it can range from being a mild discomfort to a life-threatening attack
if breathing stops completely. Asthma problems are often separated by
What are the symptoms?
What are some common asthma triggers?
When You Have Asthma
Other Asthma Links