Asthma maintenance medication is used to treat the underlying cause of asthma - inflammation in the airways and lungs. Long-term bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory drugs are taken on a regular basis to prevent asthma attacks and control chronic symptoms. These include inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting beta2 agonists, cromolyn, leukotriene-antagonists, theophylline and omalizumab.
If I'm feeling short of breath when there's people around, I pretend to be fine. I remember many times in high school, way back in the 1980s to date myself, concentrating on my breathing, watching the hands of the clock, as the teacher lectured. I didnt' want to interrupt the class. No, that's not true. The real reason…