Asthma

Asthma makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans. There's no cure, but it can be managed and treated so you can live a normal, healthy life.

The American Lung Association is committed to supporting those affected by asthma. We offer a variety of resources and information about the disease. Check out some of our key asthma support and education resources featured below. Or scroll down to explore our entire asthma section.

Learn About Asthma

What is asthma? The more you can learn about asthma, the better you and your loved ones can manage living with this disease. Get the basics on how asthma affects your body and the impact of this condition.

Asthma Symptoms, Causes & Risk Factors

Most people with asthma experience a tight feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing at some point in their life. You can find out the asthma triggers that put you at the greatest risk for an asthma flare-up.

Diagnosing & Treating Asthma

Asthma is a disease that requires a diagnosis by a healthcare professional and ongoing monitoring throughout your lifetime. At the initial visit, your asthma care provider will determine your level of severity and create a treatment plan.

Living with Asthma

See how to manage your asthma and create asthma-friendly environments so you can be active and healthy.

Asthma Research

Asthma research helps us understand how the disease is caused, how it develops and how it is best treated. Research can improve the quality of everyday life for those diagnosed with asthma. See the asthma research we are funding.

Asthma Initiatives

The American Lung Association is a widely recognized authority for asthma health professionals seeking the latest research news, resources, and data.

Asthma Patient Resources and Videos

The asthma patient resources library includes videos and other links for asthma patients and caregivers.

My Asthma Control Assessment

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Asthma

See 5 important questions to ask your doctor about asthma.

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