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Asthma

All About Asthma

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung disease with recurrent breathing problems.

Anatomy of the Respiratory System

The respiratory system includes the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and lungs.

Your Asthma Health Care Team

When you have asthma, you’ll have a team to help you manage your condition. Together, you’ll create your asthma action plan. You may see several health care providers every year who help keep you healthy.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a long-term disease of the lungs where the airways become inflamed.

The Importance of Follow-Up Visits for Asthma Control

Scheduled office visits with healthcare providers are an important part of asthma care.

How Your Doctor Diagnoses Asthma

If your healthcare provider thinks you have asthma, there are things he or she must do to make a diagnosis.

Vaccines for People with Asthma

The CDC advises that people with asthma get certain vaccines. Here's what you need to know.

Asthma in Older Adults

Many people think of asthma as a childhood disease, but it often occurs as a new condition in older adults.