What You Need to Know About Asthma

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more. Dr. Timothy Hernandez from Entira Family Clinics stopped by to tell us more about it is and how to manage it.

1. What is asthma?
A disease that affects your lungs

2. Symptoms
Most common is wheezing – a scratchy or whistling sound when you breathe
Shortness of breath
Chest tightness or pain
Chronic coughing
Trouble sleeping due to coughing or wheezing

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