|Can asthma be cured?
To date, there's no cure for asthma, though it can be controlled with treatment. Finding out what triggers your asthma and avoiding contact with it is the first step to relief.
|Exercising with asthma
Most asthmatics and some nonasthmaticsmostly those with allergiessuffer from exercise-induced asthma. Exercise can trigger asthma when you breatherapidly through your mouth.
|How is asthma diagnosed?
Sometimes asthma is difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to other respiratory illnesses and infections. As a result, many people aren't aware that they have asthma.
|Is asthma a psychological or emotional disease?
Asthma is a real illness, not a psychological disease. While asthma is not caused by emotions, extreme emotions might trigger an asthma attack by causing the bronchial tubes to constrict, making it more difficult to breathe.
|Medications for asthma
Medications for asthma come in two classes: long-term control medications and quick relief medications. Long-term medications are used to achieve and maintain control of chronic or recurring asthma.
|What causes asthma?
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease caused by an oversensitivity to certain triggers, which cause an asthmatic's airways to constrict and become inflamed resulting in wheezing and/or coughing.
|What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic disease marked by periodic attacks of coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing, especially inhaling. During an asthma attack, the air passages in the lungs become narrow or blocked by mucus or a muscle spasm.