Asthma is a chronic lung condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways. This can lead to coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and difficulty breathing
Asthma is a common condition, affecting about 25 million people in the United States. It can occur at any age, but is most common in children. The exact cause of asthma is unknown, but it is thought to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
There is no cure for asthma, but it can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes. Treatment for asthma typically includes inhaled corticosteroids, which help to reduce inflammation in the airways. Other medications, such as bronchodilators, can be used to open up the airways and relieve symptoms.