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Asthma: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Asthma

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a complaint among people irrespective of their age.

It is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce additional mucus. Asthma can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

Asthma Facts:

Asthma is defined as a “chronic inflammatory disease of the airway”. It causes the following symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chest tightness

  • Coughing

  • Wheezing


There is no set pattern. The symptoms can be:

  • Mild, moderate or severe

  • They can vary from person to person

  • Can flare up from time to time and then not appear for long periods

  • Can vary from one episode to another


There is no current cure for asthma and the cause is not know. However a lot can be done in order for sufferers to live asthma free.

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