Asthma is a long-term condition causing inflammation of the lung's airways. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, feeling of tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing, and itching neck, throat and ears. While the causes of asthma are not fully understood, a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors are involved. Although we cannot control our genetic make-up, we can help prevent asthma attacks by paying attention to the environmental conditions that irritate lungs and set off an attack.
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