Asthma in Women
Asthma in Pregnancy
Definition and Causes of Asthma
Twenty percent of the U.S. population has allergies or asthma (6).
Asthma is a
disease of chronic inflammation of the airways (the tubes bringing air to the
lungs). The inflammation makes breathing difficult. How
asthma affects a person fluctuates with a person's various environmental and
medical conditions. Asthma can be life-threatening. It is not contagious.
Symptoms can start at any age.