Understanding asthmaThis common disease can claim lives, so control it as early as possible.
By Dr. Sonia J. Silos
A good friend of mine in his mid-30s has had asthma since childhood. He tells me that his attacks since then have been few and far between, but that they come at the most inopportune moments. He says, “It has reminded me of its presence at the worst times: when I am elated, when I exert myself physically or at the tail end of the flu.”
Yes, living with asthma is difficult but it doesn’t have to be that way. The first step is learning about the disease and how it affects you. This will help you better understand how to treat, manage and, ultimately, control asthma.
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