Medical News Today: Asthma: Redefining this silent killer

Medical News Today: Asthma: Redefining this silent killer

There is, in fact, no such thing as one disease called asthma. Instead, asthma is an umbrella term for inflammation and swelling of the airways, which can result in a range of symptoms. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 7.6 percent of adults and 8.4 percent of children in the U.S. have asthma. And in 2015, 3,615 people in the country died from it. Worryingly, asthma kills indiscriminately. Anyone with asthma is at risk, and individuals with mild or moderate asthma - including those with few symptoms, who do not routinely take medication - die at roughly...

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