What is Asthma?

Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease, in which a person’s airways become inflamed and swollen, as well as produce extra mucus.

Causes of Asthma

Asthma is caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Common asthma triggers include outdoor allergens (pollens from grass, trees, and weeds), indoor allergens (pet dander, dust mites, mold), certain drugs and food additives, colds or other illnesses, exercise, irritants in the air (smoke, chemical fumes, strong odors), stress, and extreme weather conditions.

Symptoms of Asthma

Recurring symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

While asthma cannot be cured, its symptoms can be controlled with proper help from a professional. Therefore, it is imperative to work with an allergist to treat your asthma.