Asthma By: Sami Schultz

Overview: Asthma causes your airways to swell and for extra mucus to be produced

Causes: There is not a clear cause of asthma, but many believe that it is caused by environment and genetic factors.

Symptoms: Shortness of breath, chest pain or tightness, trouble sleeping because of the shortness of breath, a whistling or wheezing sound when breathing.

Treatment: One way to treat asthma is to figure out what triggers your asthma and avoid them. There are also long term control medicines that reduces the swelling in your airways.

Prevention: There is no way to prevent asthma, but there are ways to control it. One way is to stay current with the flu and pneumonia shots, also to monitor your breathing. A a main way to control asthma is to avoid what triggers an asthma attack.

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