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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.


Frequently asked questions

What are the types of Asthma?

There are various types pf Asthma. You should consult an allergist to identify the underlying causes of your particular asthma.

  • Adult-Onset Asthma
  • Allergic Asthma
  • Asthma-COPD Overlap
  • Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB)
  • Nonallergic Asthma
  • Occupational Asthma

How do you develop Asthma?

People can develop asthma at any time. Adults who develop asthma have developed what is referred to as adult onset asthma.

There can be various reasons for the development of Asthma and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.