Asthma is a chronic inflammation that affects the airways, which decreases the flow of air that enters and leaves the lungs. Symptoms appear differently in each patient and vary in frequency and severity. They consist of shortness of breath, chest oppression and cough, mainly during the night. Estimates show that there are more than 200 million people with asthma worldwide.

Asthma explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
A person with asthma can have a completely normal life as long as they follow the treatment strictly, and they understand how the inhaler works and use it properly.
It seems that people with asthma do not take their medication, which I can’t understand. If I don’t take my medication, I might not live, it’s as simple as that. So, prevention is taking your medication just like they tell you to, and when they tell you to.

Substantiated information by:

Alejandra Lopez Giraldo
Antonio Valero Santiago
Irina Bobolea
Rosa Cortés Aguilar

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018


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