On the way to a healthier future
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, in which over-sensitivity to irritants in inhaled air leads to narrowing of the airways with the symptoms of tightness of the chest, wheezing and coughing.
Unfortunately, asthma cannot be cured. Hence treatment focuses on the best possible control over the condition. This means that the patient’s symptoms are kept to a minimum, emergency medicine is not necessary and normal activities and way of life are unrestricted.
People with serious asthma need high doses of medication to keep the condition in check, but it may not always be possible to get the asthma under control despite considerable use of medication. When the asthma is difficult to treat, there are often other factors or conditions at play.