What causes asthma?
Asthma is a condition that causes your airways to swell and narrow, and also may produce extra mucus. There are many different triggers, which include: air pollutants and irritants, respiratory infections, certain medications, stress, strong emotions, exercise, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). These triggers can make your breathing difficult and cause wheezing (noisy breathing), difficulty talking, coughing, and shortness of breath. In some cases asthma is only a minor nuisance, but for others it can be a serious enough condition that it can interfere with daily activities and could lead to a life-threatening asthma attack.
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