Asthma is a chronic condition affecting the lungs. Asthma can affect people of all ages, but often it starts in childhood. The disease is due to the narrowing of the bronchial airways from inflammation along with the smooth muscle tightening causing bronchoconstriction episodes.
Airborne substances such as pollen, spores, pet dander, dust
- Chemical fumes, gases or dust
- Cold, dry weather
- Strong emotions and stress
- Respiratory infections
Chest tightness or even pain
Shortness of breath
*Symptoms can vary from person to person as to the actual symptom as well as time of occurrence.