What is Asthma?
Signs of an asthma flare-up
An asthma flare-up
Using a peak flow meter
Asthma Medicines
Using an asthma action plan
Asthma Action Plan

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is an inflammatory condition of the bronchial airways. This inflammation causes the normal function of the airways to become excessive and over-reactive, thus producing increased mucus, mucosal swelling and muscle contraction.

These changes produce airway obstruction, chest tightness, coughing and wheezing. If severe this can cause severe shortness of breath and low blood oxygen.

Each individual suffers a different level of severity. Virtually, all children with asthma, however, do enjoy a reversal of symptoms until something triggers the next episode.