This six-page handout educates people about asthma, a chronic disease that affects your airways, making it hard to breathe. It describes signs of asthma and lists things that can trigger an attack. It discusses things you can do to take care of yourself if you have asthma and recommends ways to prevent asthma attacks. The document identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called, and symptoms for which they should call 911 immediately.
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