Asthma is a disease of the respiratory system in which the airways constrict, become inflamed, and are lined with excessive amounts of mucus, often in response to one or more "triggers," such as exposure to an environmental stimulant (or allergen), cold air, exercise, or emotional stress. In children, the most common triggers are viral illnesses such as those that cause the common cold[citation needed]. This airway narrowing causes symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest ...
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  • Asthma
    ... Asthma (AZ-muh) is a chronic disease that affects your airways, which are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways are inflamed (swollen)...
  • Controlling Asthma
    ... by Ken Flieger Think of someone--a child or an adult--racked by uncontrolled coughing. With a heaving, distended chest, neck muscles straining, and eyes showing alarm verging on panic, the person can ...
  • Food Allergy and Intolerances
    ... Food allergies or food intolerances affect nearly everyone at some point. People often have an unpleasant reaction to something they ate and wonder if they have a food allergy. One out of three people...
  • Genes and Disease: Asthma
    ... Asthma affects more than 5% of the population of the US, including children. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. A...
  • How to Create a Dust-Free Bedroom
    ... If you are dust-sensitive, especially if you have allergies and/or asthma, you can reduce some of your misery by creating a "dust-free" bedroom. Dust may contain molds, fibers, and dander from dogs, c...
  • Preguntas frecuentes acerca del asma
    ... El asma es una enfermedad crónica de los pulmones. Su asma puede ser ligera o grave. Si tiene asma es posible que tenga tos fuerte, sibilancias, una sensación de presión en el pecho y dificultad al re...

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