PSAAI

Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Inc.

FACTS ON ASTHMA

  • Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs.
  • If you have asthma your airways are always inflamed. They become even more swollen and the muscles around the airways can tighten when something triggers your symptoms.
  • Many people with asthma have allergies, which can trigger asthma symptoms. Common allergens include house dust mites, animal dander, molds, pollen and cockroach droppings.
  • There is no cure for asthma, but once it is properly diagnosed and a treatment plan is in place, you will be able to manage your condition, and your quality of life will improve.
  • Asthma is a chronic disease, so it requires ongoing management. This includes using proper medications to prevent and control symptoms and to reduce airway inflammation. You need to work with your doctor so that a proper treatment plan can be devised for you.

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