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Home, health Medication Slideshows, what is Asthma?
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.
Medically reviewed on Sep 13, 2017.
Anderson, PharmD, what is Asthma? Catching ones breath is not always often an easy task. In fact, roughly 30 million Americans have asthma.
Asthma is a lung hayfever disease caused by inflammation (swelling) that leads to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.
Many people with asthma also have a family history of allergies, such as hay fever or pet allergies. It's a common ailment and complaint.
Although asthma cannot be cured, it can be controlled with medications and patients can live an active and normal lifestyle. Follow along for tips and treatment. What Happens During an Asthma Attack?
An asthma attack is exactly that - the cold muscles around the airways and the lining of the air passages tighten. Swelling reduces the amount of air that can pass through the airways and leads to a high-pitched, wheezing sound. Asthma attacks can become life-threatening if the airflow in the lungs becomes severely blocked.
Quick-relief asthma inhalers like albuterol (ProAir HFA, ProAir RespiClick, Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA) are often used to treat sudden asthma attacks. The exact reason why people get asthma is not fully known. A family history and the environment seem to play a role for most, but not all, people.