It is important to make the distinction that Asthma is not COPD.
Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung disease characterized by:
- Symptoms of recurrent cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness that are usually related to specific triggering events.
- Airway narrowing that is partially or completely reversible
- Increased airways responsiveness to a variety of stimuli.
Asthma is not just a childhood disease, it can occur at any age.