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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7 Things That Can Cause Asthma

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

9 Ways to Fight Asthma and Allergies

If you have asthma, there's a good chance that an underlying allergy is to blame. Here are some common drugs used to treat allergic asthma.

14 Best and Worst Exercises for Asthma

Almost 20 million Americans have asthma and, for many of them, exercise is a symptom trigger. Fortunately, having asthma, even exercise-induced asthma, doesn't have to keep you out of the game.

What Exactly Is Asthmatic Bronchitis?

Asthma and bronchitis are two different diseases with similar symptoms. Learn more about what asthmatic bronchitis means and asthmatic bronchitis symptoms and treatment.

8 Types of Asthma–and What to Know About Each

Knowing which kind is causing your symptoms can help you get the best treatment.

What Is Allergic Asthma, the Most Common Type of Asthma?

Pollen, mold, and other common allergens could be triggering your wheezing and shortness of breath. Here's what to do about it.

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Why You Need to Take Asthma Medicine, Even If You Feel Fine

Unfortunately, patients failing to take their maintenance medication is an all-too-common scenario.