Asthma is a common chronic disease which inflames the airways. The airways are the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. Asthma causes the airways to become over-sensitive and react to things they wouldn’t normally react to, such as colds and flus or dust mites – even family pets, these are called triggers. When asthma symptoms are triggered the muscles around the wall of the airways tighten, making them narrow. The lining of the airways also swells and sticky mucus is produced, clogging up the already narrowed airways. With the airways narrow and clogged with mucus, it becomes difficult to breathe.
Symptoms of Asthma:
How to control your asthma and keep your asthma attacks from starting:
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