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  1. Asthma and Wheezing - Topic Overview

    Wheezing is a whistling noise that occurs when the bronchial tubes,which carry air to the lungs,narrow because of inflammation or mucus buildup. Wheezing is often present in asthma. During an asthma attack,the bronchial tubes become smaller. At first,the person may wheeze when breathing out. As the attack becomes worse,the person may also wheeze when breathing in. During a severe ...

  2. Asthma Action Plan

    An asthma action plan is a written plan that helps you manage sudden increases in your or your child's asthma symptoms (asthma attacks). It tells you what medication you need to use, based on the severity of the attack, and when you should call a health professional or seek emergency treatment. Your action plan is based on zones of asthma severity defined by symptoms and your personal best peak ..

  3. Asthma in Teens and Adults - Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you?This topic provides information about asthma in teens and adults. If you are looking for information about asthma in children age 12 and younger, see the topic Asthma in Children. What is asthma?Asthma makes it difficult for you to breathe. This can happen only every now and then, or in more severe cases, every day. Asthma may also last throughout your life (a chronic ...

  4. Asthma and Lung Function Tests

    WebMD explains lung function tests used to diagnose and monitor asthma.

  5. Asthma and Flu

    If you have asthma, getting the flu can be particularly dangerous. WebMD explains how the flu can affect asthma.

  6. Bronchial Thermoplasty for Asthma

    Bronchial thermoplasty is a treatment for severe asthma that uses gentle heat to shrink the smooth muscles in your lungs. It opens your airways and makes it easier to breathe.

  7. Hypoxia and Hypoxemia

    When your body doesn't have enough oxygen, you could get hypoxemia or hypoxia. These are dangerous conditions.

  8. Is There A Natural Cure for Asthma?

    Is there a natural cure for asthma? Learn more from WebMD about what can and can't help you manage your disease.

  9. Quick Answers to Your Asthma Questions

    Looking for some quick answers to your asthma questions? WebMD has it covered.

  10. Asthma & Allergies: the Warning Signs of Asthma

    WebMD's guide to reducing the severity of an asthma attack -- or preventing one altogether. Know your personal warning signs of asthma.

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