What is Asthma?

Asthma refers to a chronic long-term lung disease that leads to inflammation and narrowing of the airways. A person suffering from Asthma goes through regular wheezing (just like whistling sound when one breathes), tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing occurs often during nights or early in the morning. One must note that Asthma has an impact on people irrespective of their age. However, the common thing about Asthma is that it more often than not starts during one’s childhood.