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Asthma (sounds like az-muh) is when the airways (or breathing tubes) in your lungs become swollen and irritated. This makes it difficult to breathe. (English) Colour

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Catalogue Number:
254321
Body Location:
  • Lungs, Breathing, and Airways
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Symptoms,
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Lung Disease,
  • Asthma
Keywords:
  • Swollen,
  • Lungs,
  • Breathing,
  • Shortness of Breath,
  • Wheeze,
  • Cough,
  • Allergic,
  • Stress,
  • Cold Symptoms,
  • Breathlessness,
  • Difficulty Breathing,
  • Breathing Trouble,
  • Asthma,
  • Adult,
  • Breathing Problems,
  • Inhalers,
  • Inhaler,
  • Lung Disease,
  • Allergies,
  • Difficult Breathing,
  • Wheezing,
  • Airways,
  • Coughing,
  • Difficulty,
  • Allergy,
  • Reaction
Demographic:
  • Men,
  • Women,
  • Older Adults,
  • Teen/Adolescent
Program:
  • Emergency
Format:
Factsheet
Revision Date:
October 05, 2012
References:
Asthma Adults (2007) Fraser Health Asthma-Going Home FN.400.AS83.PHC (May 2009)Providence Health Care
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