The word asthma originates from an ancient Greek word meaning panting. Essentially, asthma is an inflammatory lung condition that makes it difficult to breathe properly.
When any people inhale, the air travels through the following structures:
Anyone who's ever had an asthma attack knows about the chest tightness and why it occurs. Yet what about the chest soreness that occurs... Read more »
Although it's difficult to diagnose, kids can get asthma too. Since infants can't communicate they are having trouble breathing, it's up... Read more »
Asthma attacks can be frightening, both for those having them, as well as for their loved ones who watch them go through the experience. As... Read more »
See the accompanying comic strip! Some people have asthma for so long that it's just a normal part of life, another thing to deal with.... Read more »
Doc, I get sick every Christmas and end up missing a few days of work. I take my family out to pick a live tree the weekend after Thanksgiving every... Read more »