When you have Asthma, your airways narrow and swell. They produce extra mucus, and breathing becomes difficult. The most common asthma signs and symptoms are coughing, wheezing and shortnees of breath. For some people, asthma symptoms a minor nuisance.
For others, they are a major problem that interferes with daily activities. If you have severe asthma, you may be at risk of a life threatening asthma attack.
Asthma can´t be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled. Treatments include taking steps to avoid your particular asthma tiggers, ussing long term control medications to prevent flare-ups and using a quick-relief inhaler to control symptoms once they start. Because asthma change over time, you will work with your doctor to track your signs and symptoms and adjust treatment as needed.