General OverviewAsthma is inflammation and narrowing of the airways (called the bronchial tubes).
InDepthFind answers in our in-depth report on asthma:
- What is asthma?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the symptoms?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How is it treated?
- What are the screening tests?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What should I ask my healthcare provider about asthma?
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With AsthmaExercise and asthma: Is exercise jeopardizing your health?Do you repeatedly cough, have a hard time breathing, and feel tightness in your chest during or after exercise? You may have execrise-induced asthma. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.Heavy breathing: asthma and your sex lifeAsthma, like many chronic diseases, can adversely affect your sex life. But there are ways to cope with it and lessen its effects.In her own words: living with asthmaLearn about one woman's experience of living with asthma for 15 years.In her own words: living with juvenile asthmaA mother shares her story of what it's like to have a child with asthma.
Special Topics (Continued)Leukotriene inhibitors for asthma and allergies and allergic rhinitis (hay fever) are among the major causes of illness and disability in the United States, affecting as many as 40-50 million Americans. Scientists do not know why certain people experience allergic reactions, but they do know that increased amounts of a substance called leukotrienes play an important role in causing symptoms.
Videos on Asthma Medication
- Asthma Management: Possible Side Effects of Your Medications
- Asthma Management: Quick-Relief and Controller Medications
- Anti-Inflammatory, Bronchodilator, and Combination Medication
- Asthma Management: Dry Powder Inhalers
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Lung Association
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America