What Is Asthma?
People with asthma have oversensitive airways that react strongly to allergens such as pollen, cigarette smoke, dust mites and animal dander. When you're exposed to these triggers, your immune system kicks into overdrive and closes off your airways, making it difficult to breathe.Read more about what causes asthma
Living with Asthma
There are many things you can do to manage your asthma on a daily basis. Talk to your doctor about creating an asthma action plan so you can recognize the symptoms before your asthma attacks. Take your medicine regularly and monitor your PEF levels every day. The right diet and knowing danger signs are other ways you can breathe more easily every day.Breathe easily
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The number of U.S. adults who have asthma
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What is exercise-induced asthma?
Exercise-induced asthma is a form of asthma that occurs when when the muscles in the airway spasm or tighten when someone exercises. This is called . . .
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