According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 13 people have asthma. More than 25 million Americans have asthma. This is 7.7 percent of adults and 8.4 percent of children.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchial spasms. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
Asthma treatment includes medication along with some lifestyle changes that one can adopt. The treatment for asthma based on its type, the age of patients, and triggers mainly fall into three primary categories:
Long term asthma control medications