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Approximately 15 million people in the United States have asthma. Although the condition affects people of all ages, it often starts in childhood and is more common in children than adults. Asthma is a chronic disease that occurs when the airways of the lungs become inflamed and constrict, reducing the amount of air that flows into and through your lungs. If you have asthma, you should see your healthcare provider regularly. It is important to learn what things make your symptoms worse and how to avoid them.
 
(Click Asthma to read the full eMedTV article on this topic. This article takes an in-depth look at what causes asthma symptoms and how to control them.)
 
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