Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease in which airways narrow, swell and produce extra mucus. It makes breathing difficult, trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
For some people, asthma is a minor irritation. But for others, it can be a major problem and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack. Asthma cannot be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled.
Asthma Facts To Watch Out For
1. An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with 250,000 deaths credited to the disease every year.
2. The number of people with asthma could increase by more than 100 million by the year 2025.