All About Asthma

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Asthma is a chronic lung disease that can be successfully controlled with proper care. Common symptoms include coughing, chest tightness, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Five steps people with asthma can take to help stay healthy and lead fully active lives:

  1. Complete and follow an Asthma Action Plan.
  2. Know your symptoms and take your medication.
  3. Know your triggers. Take steps to avoid them.
  4. Avoid all tobacco smoke.
  5. Get a flu shot.