Asthma is a chronic (long-term) condition that affects the airways in the lungs. The airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the airways can become inflamed and narrowed at times. Asthma affects people of all ages and often starts during childhood. You may wheeze, cough, or feel tightness in your chest.
Asthma is a long-term condition that affects the airways carrying air in and out of your lungs. What is asthma? Respiratory Physiotherapist Sonia explains how asthma affects the airways with step-by-step whiteboard drawings.
To understand asthma, it helps to know how the airways work. The airways are tubes that carry air into and out of your lungs. People who have asthma have inflamed airways. The inflammation makes the airways swollen and very sensitive.