WHAT IS ASTHMA?
Asthma is a disease caused by
the inflammation of the
and airways, characterized by
varying and recurring
symptoms, including airflow
obstruction and bronchospasm.
include wheezing, coughing,
chest tightness, and shortness
WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE ASTHMA?
People have asthma when they have an infection, for
example, when someone has a cold or due to an
allergy. This provokes an inflamation or infection of
CLASSIFICATION OF SYMPTOMS
Severity Symptom frequency Night time symptoms
Mild persistent >2/week 3–4/month
Moderate persistent Daily >1/week
Severe persistent Continuously Frequent (7×/week)
TREATMENTS FOR ASTHMA
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Oral bronchodilators: Ventolin
Chest physiotherapy may assist in the clearing of
respiratory secretions and improve breathing.
TYPES FOR ASTHMA MEDICINE PROVISION
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