“Asthma!” This is the word I have often heard my uncles, aunts, and neighbors whispering among themselves.
Asthma is a (chronic) inflammatory condition affecting more than 250-300 million people of the world population. It is a disease affecting the lung, airways and subsequently breathing.
“Hi!”, I said to the nurse. Now, I know most of the doctors and nurses in the hospital. Even the pretty receptionist greets me with a warm smile each time I enter the hospital.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a Greek word meaning Panting or quick breathing. A common chronic condition affecting the airway and lungs, caused by inflammation of these tissues1.