Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease-sometimes worrisome and inconvenient-but a manageable condition. It is also known as reactive airway disease. With proper understanding, good medical care and monitoring, you can keep asthma under control.
If you have asthma, you are not alone. In the United States, asthma affects 14 to 15 million people. Asthma, also known as reactive airway disease, is defined as a chronic lung condition with inflammation (swelling) of the airways, increased sensitivity of the airways to a variety of things that make asthma worse, and obstruction of airflow that is reversible.
The following are links that provide excellent information and resources on understanding more about asthma, the different types of asthma, and how to manage asthma.