Asthma [az-muh] can be defined as a chronic disease characterized by an inflammation in the airways. The airways are responsible for carrying air in and out of the lungs, and the inflammations causes increased sensitivity. As such, this brings out allergies and irritations. Learn More
It all began in 450 B.C. when Hippocrates observed the earliest symptoms of asthma and supplied a solid foundation which initiated further study. Since then, there has been a massive amount of development for new treatment and much more accurate information is available. Learn More
How does asthma work? Arin, a member of the Asthma Advisor team, provides a simplified overview of the basic concepts associated with asthma featuring an enticing experiment.
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