Asthma is a long-term problem in the tubes that carry air into your lungs that can make it hard for you to breathe. These airways get so narrow that air can’t move freely. It can cause serious wheezing and breathlessness, known as asthma attacks.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that causes symptoms like shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing and wheezing. Asthma causes inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes, which leads to limited airflow and difficulty breathing. The airways of our lungs are surrounded by muscles and contain mucous glands.
In order to confirm an asthma diagnosis, your healthcare provider will take into account your medical and family history, allergies, and conduct lung function testing such as spirometry. What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic, long-term disease of the airways, the tubes that carry air into our lungs.