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Asthma Quiz

Asthma is a respiratory disorder that causes inflammation in the lungs which results in narrowing of the airways. When the airways become inflamed and narrowed, it is difficult to move air in and out of the lungs. People with asthma have recurrent episodes of airflow limitation. This limitation can cause wheezing, cough, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.

Asthma can be triggered by a number of different causes and these triggers vary from person to person with asthma. These factors include tobacco smoke, viral and bacterial infections, exercise, exposure to allergens such as pollen, dust mites or pet dander, acid reflux, some medications including aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, weather changes, and emotional anxiety.

Asthma is a chronic disorder and may affect up to 10% of the population.

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Reference: American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. (2017). Asthma quiz. Retrieved from: http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/asthma/asthma-quiz.