from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long-term respiratory condition, in which the airways may unexpectedly and suddenly narrow, often in response to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress. Symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A disease, characterized by difficulty of breathing (due to a spasmodic contraction of the bronchi), recurring at intervals, accompanied with a wheezing sound, a sense of constriction in the chest, a cough, and expectoration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A paroxysmal disorder of respiration, characterized by labored breathing, sibilant rales, a feeling of constriction in the chest, and cough.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
Indoor air pollution may have contributed to the increase in asthma rates since the 1980s, says Philip Landrigan, director of Mount Sinai's Children's Environmental Health Center.
In a randomized, double-blind controlled study of 297 patients at 30 sites, those treated with the Alair device had a 32% reduction in asthma attacks, an 84% reduction in emergency-room visits and a 66% reduction in school or work days lost due to asthma.
Unless you think that building an economy based on oil-spill clean-up and doctors treating asthma is the way of the future, then it's time to expose this one.
I do know that asthma is the favorite fake ailment of all time.
When asthma is not well controlled, other triggers may also include physical exercise, laughing, crying or cold weather.
If you are feeling great on your medicines, it means your asthma is controlled and the medicines are working.
Theophylline does not have significant anti-inflammatory effects, so it became less popular as a preventive treatment when the role of inflammation in asthma was recognized.
If your asthma is in good control, you should be able to participate in any sport you like.
Keeping on top of your asthma is just one more thing.
I don't sign any regulations, but I do support the Clean Air Act. You know, dirty air actually is a factor in asthma in our children.