How Doctors Estimate COPD Life Expectancy

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One of the questions people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ask most often is…how long can I live with COPD? This is a serious concern. No simple, easy answers to this question exist because of the number of variables that your doctor needs to consider when estimating the life expectancy of a COPD patient. There is, however, some good … Read More

What is Asthma?

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Asthma What Is Asthma

Asthma is a complex condition, the symptoms of which include airway obstruction, inflammation, and hyperirritability. Asthmatics may experience anything from mild chest tightness to severe attacks.

Symptoms of Asthma

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Breathing is essential to life, but it’s easy to take it for granted. If you feel like you occasionally cannot breathe well, you could have a condition called asthma.

Causes of Asthma

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The causes of asthma are not fully known, but research indicates that they are likely brought on by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.