- What is Asthma?
Asthma is Greek for "panting". Asthmatics pant during an asthma attack because their air passages, which start in the throat and end in the lungs, become narrowed and sometimes almost completely obstructed.
Asthma is very common. Asthma is called a Reactive Airway Disease.
- When does Asthma Develop?
- Symptoms of Asthma?
- Triggers of Asthma?
Smoke acts as a very strong trigger. Second-hand smoke has been shown to aggravate asthma symptoms, especially in children. The effects of one cigarette lingers for 7 days. Asthma attacks can be mild, moderate, or severe, and can last for a few minutes, a few hours, or several days. Attacks can occur anywhere and at any time. Many attacks occur at night. Sometimes, there are warning signs that an attack is about to happen, but sometimes there aren't.
- What causes Asthma?
Jobs can cause asthma...Read a CNN article about jobs and asthma
- Can Asthma be Cured?
- What does an asthma attack feel like?