Asthma is a chronic condition. While there is no cure, you can work with your doctor to manage it. Learning about asthma symptoms and triggers can help.
Inflammation of the airways is an important component of asthma. Inflammation can make your airways more sensitive and more narrow than usual, making it harder to breathe. The airways in the lungs may react to various triggers and become more inflamed. The muscles around the airways can also tighten. All of this can reduce airflow in your airways and can cause asthma symptoms.
A goal of asthma treatment is to control your asthma symptoms. Current asthma guidelines suggest that if you are using your rescue inhaler more than 2 days a week to treat sudden symptoms, your asthma may not be well controlled. Partner with your doctor to find a treatment plan that works for you to help control your asthma symptoms.