Asthma is a lung condition that causes swelling of the airwaves, which restrict the flow of air in and out of the lungs and makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma symptoms include trouble breathing, wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest. In severe cases, asthma can be deadly. Triggers that can initiate an asthma attack include allergens such as pollen, dust, animal dander, drugs and food additives, as well as viral respiratory infections and physical exertion, and particularly dry, wet or windy weather can make asthma worse.According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 14 people have asthma. 

Although there is no cure for asthma, it is a chronic illness that can be managed with proper prevention and treatment. Help for asthma sufferers is easy to obtain. If you or a loved one have concerns about asthma, please call FoundCare’s Health Center today at 561-HEALTHY (561-432-5849) to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians.