Pharmacy Corner
When Every Breath Matters: Asthma in Children What is asthma?
Lungs

Asthma is a medical condition that cause changes to the airways of the lungs. When you have asthma, here are some of the changes to your lungs1:

  • The airways become more sensitive to irritants and things like pollen and other things that commonly cause allergies
  • The airways swell and become more narrow
  • Mucus clogs up the airways
  • Muscles around the airway tightens
  • Air can’t move in and out of the lungs very easily