What is asthma?
Asthma is a lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness,
and shortness of breath.
Asthma is a chronic disease, like diabetes and high blood pressure. This means that once you develop asthma, you are likely to have it
for a lifetime. Even when you are feeling just fine, the asthma is still there and can flare up at any time. A chronic condition like asthma often requires daily attention.