Mild asthma

What is Mild asthma?

Asthma (from the Greek ἅσθμα, ásthma, "panting") is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Asthma may also be classified as atopic (extrinsic) or non-atopic (intrinsic) where atopy refers to a predisposition toward developing type 1 hypersensitivity reactions.

Treatment of acute symptoms is usually with an inhaled short-acting beta-2 agonist (such as salbutamol) and oral corticosteroids. and it caused 250,000 deaths.

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my old year old plays football but gets out of breath really easily, he also complains of his stomach hurting from time to time. he has mild asthma...

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I went through your son's history. Getting out of breath can be a symptom of both heart and respiratory...

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good morning doctor,my son is 2yrs 7 months old and suffering from mild persistent asthma.doctor prescribed to use Budecort inhaler morning and...

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hi my 6 year old son has had a cough and on/off temp for over a week now, i took him to the doctors to see the nurse yesterday as he developed a...

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