Asthma is a chronic lung disease with recurring symptoms. Symptoms include wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and cough.
- Almost 9% of children and 7% of adults in the United States have asthma (CDC) .
- Asthma is more common among the poor and certain minority groups (CDC) .
- Medical treatment for asthma consists of daily controller medications to prevent asthma exacerbations and rescue medications as needed to relieve acute symptoms.
Task Force Recommendations & Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with Task Force findings for each (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.
|Home-Based Multi-Trigger, Multicomponent Environmental Interventions|
|For Children and Adolescents with Asthma||Recommended
|For Adults with Asthma||Insufficient Evidence
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