Asthma is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes (the passageways that allow air to enter and leave your lungs). Asthma affects nearly 26 million Americans.
Asthma can be allergic which means common triggers are allergies, or it can be non-allergic meaning that other factors such as exercise, weather, irritants, and illnesses are the triggers. Symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.
There is no cure for asthma, but there are many treatment options available. The doctors at Highland Park Allergy and Asthma Specialists will come up with the best plan tailored to your needs.