Asthma is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.
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Asthma—Part 1. Broken into three parts, this module describes this chronic lung disease. Part 1 presents the signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis and control and treatment in adults and children.
Asthma—Part 2. Part 2 details an asthma action plan, with a focus on factors to watch out for as well as short- and long-term medicines used in treatment.
Asthma—Part 3. Part 3 teaches how to manage asthma if it worsens and discusses ways to prevent and live with it.
Asthma—Part 1 (Express) A Guide for Grass Roots Audiences: This module describes asthma, symptoms, causes, diagnosis and diagnostic testing.
Asthma—Part 2 (Express) A Guide for Grass Roots Audiences: This module describes diagnosing asthma in children, control and treatment, medicines for asthma and tracking and recording your asthma.
Asthma—Part 3 (Express) A Guide for Grass Roots Audiences: This module describes asthma checkups, emergency care, asthma treatment for special groups, asthma symptoms that increase with physical exertion, controlling asthma, signs that asthma is getting worse and managing asthma.