oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Opening the airways : asthma : respiratory health
|Article Title||Opening the airways : asthma : respiratory health|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Affiliations||1 Amayeza Info Centre|
|Publication Date||Winter 2013|
Asthma is caused by inflammation in the airways. When an asthma attack occurs, the muscles surrounding the airways become tight, and the lining of the air passages swells. This reduces the amount of air that can pass through. Common symptoms include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
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