Asthma is a chronic disease concerning the airways in the lungs. These airways are always inflamed for asthma patients. The inflammation can lead to narrowing of the airways, making it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. Common symptoms are: wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.
There is no cure for asthma, but once properly diagnosed, and with a treatment plan implemented, patients will be able to manage their condition and improve their quality of life. Taking control of asthma allows patients to participate in regular activities such as exercise/sports. Allergists/Immunologists are best qualified to diagnose and treat asthma. For further asthma information, visit the website of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology at http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/asthma.aspx