Asthma - What Is It?
I have asthma and have had it since 1995. Over the years it has become second nature to just take my inhaler when I have difficulty in breathing. Cigarette smoke really aggravates it more so I stay away from any place that gives off the faintest odor and that includes people who have that awful smell of smoke on them. I actually walked out of a restaurant do to the smelly people at the next table.
So what is asthma? It is constriction of the muscles surrounding the airways. They become inflamed, sore or swollen. Cure? There is none. The only thing is to take an inhaler to lessen the swelling and irritation. Sometimes it gets so bad you have to go the ER with asthma because you can actually die from it.
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