Asthma Center

    General Overview

    Asthma is inflammation and narrowing of the airways (called the bronchial tubes).

    Living With Asthma

    Exercise and asthma: Is exercise jeopardizing your health?

    Do you repeatedly cough, have a hard time breathing, and feel tightness in your chest during or after exercise? You may have execrise-induced asthma. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.

    Rerun image Heavy breathing: asthma and your sex life

    Asthma, like many chronic diseases, can adversely affect your sex life. But there are ways to cope with it and lessen its effects.

    In her own words: living with asthma

    Learn about one woman's experience of living with asthma for 15 years.

    In her own words: living with juvenile asthma

    A mother shares her story of what it's like to have a child with asthma.

    Special Topics (Continued)

    Image for allergy and asthma article Leukotriene inhibitors for asthma and allergies

    and allergic rhinitis (hay fever) are among the major causes of illness and disability in the United States, affecting as many as 40-50 million Americans. Scientists do not know why certain people experience allergic reactions, but they do know that increased amounts of a substance called leukotrienes play an important role in causing symptoms.

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