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Asthma is a chronic lung disease with recurring symptoms. Symptoms include wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing.

  • 1 in 11 children, and 1 in 12 adults have asthma (CDC pdf icon [PDF - 531 kB]) External Web Site Icon.
  • Asthma costs the United States $56 billion each year (CDC pdf icon [PDF - 531 kB]) External Web Site Icon.
  • There's no cure for asthma. People with asthma can manage their disease with medical care and prevent attacks by avoiding triggers (CDC pdf icon [PDF - 531 kB]) External Web Site Icon.
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