What Is Asthma?
Krystina Ostermeyer
Krystina Ostermeyer
July 16, 2018
What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic condition that causes the inflammation in the lungs when exposed to a trigger, causing difficulty breathing.

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Symptoms of Asthma

Recognize These Common Symptoms of Asthma

Not everyone will experience the same symptoms of asthma. Some people may only have a few symptoms now, but the rest of the symptoms later in the day.
295 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on January 5, 2018
Diagnosing and Treating Your Asthma Cough

Diagnosing and Treating Your Asthma Cough

If you have a chronic asthma cough — a cough that lasts longer than six to eight weeks — with no other associated symptoms, it may be cough-variant asthma.
315 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on December 13, 2016
Does My Child Have Asthma?

Asthma Symptoms to Watch For in Children

You may have wondered, "Does my child have asthma?" Asthma may be common, but it’s not a disease to be taken lightly — especially when it affects children.
58 found this helpful by Anglea Finlay on July 5, 2016
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Soothing Asthma Anxiety

Many chronic illness sufferers experience anxiety. It could be a pre-existing condition, but in many cases it is due to their pain and stress.
47 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on April 26, 2016
Understanding the Different Types of Asthma

Why It’s Important to Recognize Your Specific Type of Asthma

Asthma may seem like a straightforward condition but there are several different types of asthma, and they can interfere with your health in different ways.
47 found this helpful by Anglea Finlay on July 28, 2015
Asthma and Bronchitis

Tips to Help Asthmatics Recognize and Prevent Bronchitis

In both asthma and bronchitis, the narrowing of the airways causes the coughing, tightness, and wheezing that can leave you feeling breathless and anxious.
168 found this helpful by Anglea Finlay on March 10, 2015
Stress and Asthma

The Relationship Between Stress and Asthma

ou already know that stress and asthma feed into each other. A major way this happens is through the similarity of symptoms.
234 found this helpful by Eric Patterson on January 21, 2015
Signs of Asthma

Recognize the Symptoms and Signs of Asthma for Proper Treatment

Understanding the signs of asthma experienced by you or your child is crucial, as attacks are life threatening and require medical care as soon as possible.
149 found this helpful by Brenda Vanta on November 18, 2014
Infographic The Facts About Fatigue

Is Fatigue Common in Asthma?

Find out why you might be easily exhausted when you have asthma and what you can do.
315 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on May 23, 2014