People who suffer from asthma have inflamed lungs which makes it difficult for air to move in and out. Asthma affects children and adults and can run in families. Asthma symptoms include cough, wheeze and shortness of breath. Triggers for asthma include environmental allergens, illness and exposure to gases and fumes.
In office tools such as spirometry as used to assess the degree of asthma that a patient has. Spirometry to a simple test where a patient blows into a tube and the amount of air inhaled and exhaled is measured.
Asthma can be treated and patients who have asthma can live a healthy, normal life. It is important to have your asthma evaluated and a proper treatment plan determined. Action plans for school are also needed for children who suffer from asthma.