Asthma is a long-term (chronic) disease of the respiratory system. It causes your airways to tighten and become narrow. This makes it hard to breathe and may cause wheezing and coughing.

Inhaled quick-relief medicines for asthma

What are the most important things you need to know about your medicines? Make sure you know about each of the medicines you take. This includes why you take it, how to take it, what you can expect while you’re taking it, and any warnings about the medicine. The information provided here is general. So be sure to read…

Living With More Than One Health Problem

Many people have more than one long-term (chronic) health problem. You may be one of them. For example, you may have high blood pressure and diabetes, or you may have high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart failure. When you have more than one problem, doctors call the health problems comorbidities. One health problem…

Long-Acting Beta2-Agonists for Long-Term Control of Asthma

Covers medicines used in metered-dose or dry powder inhaler to treat asthma. Lists generic and brand names like budesonide and formoterol (Symbicort) and fluticasone and salmeterol (Advair). Covers how well they work and side effects.

Lung Function Tests

Lung function tests check how well your lungs work. The tests can find lung problems, measure how serious they are, and check to see how well treatment for a lung disease is working. The tests look at: How much air your lungs can hold. How quickly you can move air in and out of your lungs. How well your lungs put oxygen…