Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways. The airways become hyperresponsive and therefore constrict easily in response to a wide range of stimuli. 

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that is common, it affects between 1-18% of the population in different countries. 

People may experience times where their asthma goes away or times when their asthma flares up. According to their symptoms, patients may need a course of oral steroids or even antibiotics

 

Symptoms of asthma

  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough (can be productive or non-productive)

Treatment of asthma

  • Inhalers such as Ventolin 
  • Tablets such as prednisolone

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