Asthma is inflammation and narrowing of the airways (called the bronchial tubes).
Find answers in our in-depth report on asthma:
Exercise and asthma: Is exercise jeopardizing your health?
Do you repeatedly cough, have a hard time breathing, and feel tightness in your chest during or after exercise? You may have execrise-induced asthma. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.
Heavy breathing: asthma and your sex life
Asthma, like many chronic diseases, can adversely affect your sex life. But there are ways to cope with it and lessen its effects.
In her own words: living with asthma
Learn about one woman's experience of living with asthma for 15 years.
In her own words: living with juvenile asthma
A mother shares her story of what it's like to have a child with asthma.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Lung Association
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America