Asthma is a health illness that affects the airways of the lungs resulting in breathing difficulties. The function of bronchial tubes (airways) usually is to act as passages for air to and from the lungs. A person living with asthma has highly sensitive airways which get swollen or narrow, they produce more mucus than normal and prevent free movement of air to and from the lungs. The illness on occasion affects other areas surrounding the airways like muscles which get tight due to some trigger factors.
Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and serious cold infections that affect the chest. The symptoms may persist for periods exceeding a week.
Causes of Asthma
There are different kinds of asthma including inherited, allergic, occupational and childhood asthma. Medical doctors are yet to establish the reasons why some individuals are prone to asthma. The disease is associated with inherited genes and …