Summary on Disease Treatment for Asthma Submit a two page summary on disease treatments for asthma, including drugs, physical therapies, or future medical interventions; as well as, how each treatment directly affects the pathophysiology and biochemistry of the disease.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. In the United States, more than 25 million people are known to have asthma.