Air Qualitywhat is asthma and how bad air quality affects it

What is Asthma?

Asthma, also known as bronchial asthma, is a reversible condition in which the airways inflame and constrict which makes it difficult to breathe. Airway constriction causes shortness of breath and a wheezing sound. People with asthma may notice that sometimes they are breathing just fine like a normal healthy human being, but at times they will feel severe shortness of breath and panicky. This happens when their asthma gets triggered and the airways constrict and become smaller. Air pollution, allergens, infections, mold, pollen, etc. are the most common causes of inflammation in the airways of people with asthma. All these causes result in bad air quality. So we can say that bad air affects asthma.

According to PubMed’s Global Burden of Asthma report, around 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with the prevalence increasing by 50% per decade.

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