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Understanding Asthma

Understanding Asthma - VHL HealthSheet #82427_VA
Asthma is a disease that inflames and narrows the airways in your lungs. If the airways become so narrow that you have trouble breathing, it’s called an asthma flare-up (or “asthma attack”). Air travels into and out of the lungs through tubes called airways.
Controlling Your Asthma - VHL HealthSheet #88785_VA
You can do a lot to manage your asthma and improve your quality of life. You will need to work with your healthcare provider to make a plan.
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