Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. Airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways become sore and swollen making them very sensitive. They may react to things that you are allergic to or find irritating. When your airways react, they get narrower and your lungs get less air.
Not all people who have asthma have these symptoms. Having these symptoms doesn’t always mean that you have asthma. Your doctor will diagnose asthma based on lung function tests, your medical history, and a physical exam.
- When your asthma symptoms become worse than usual, it’s called an asthma attack. Severe asthma attacks may require emergency care, and they can be fatal.
- Asthma is treated with two kinds of medicines: quick-relief medicines to stop asthma symptoms and long-term control medicines to prevent symptoms. It is also important to remove anything in the home or office environment that may trigger an asthma attack.
- Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is one of the EPA’s top five environmental risks to public health. Most American homeowners are not aware that pollution may be worse inside their homes than outdoors, and can even be up to 100x worse than the air outside.
- The O2 is on a constant vigil against a toxic onslaught of indoor air pollutants creeping into our homes. It’s pervasive and on the rise – through the myriad of chemically enhanced products and seasonal challenges, we have one purpose: the comprehensive removal of indoor air pollutants.
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Asthma symptoms include:
- Coughing (especially early morning and late at night)
- Chest Tightness
- Shortness of Breath