Asthma

Asthma is a lung condition that may cause coughing, wheezing, or trouble breathing. Anyone with allergies or a history of smoking is at risk, and you're also more likely to get asthma if you're obese.

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Asthma No Longer Considered One of the Greatest Coronavirus Risk Factors, but Doctors Warn to 'Stay Vigilant'

“It is reassuring as we were concerned for all patients with chronic lung disease," Dr. Purvi Parikh tells PEOPLE, but she urges against developing a "false sense of security"

People With Asthma Have a Higher Risk of Coronavirus Complications—Here's What to Know

COVID-19 takes a toll on the lungs, and there's a shortage of "rescue" inhalers in some places because of the pandemic. Here's how to stay safe.

7 Things That Can Cause Asthma

Could one of these be the source of your wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath?

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Why Smoke From Wildfires Is So Dangerous—Even Miles Away and Weeks Later

Even after the flames have died down, invisible particles in the air can contribute to a number of health problems.

13 Best and Worst Foods for Your Lungs

Can what you eat affect asthma? Although research is far from definitive, there are some hints that this might be true. And it seems as if the same foods touted by experts to be good for our health overall are also less likely to exacerbate asthma.