What is Asthma?

Asthma is a respiratory disorder that results in shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. It can range from a mild illness to a severe, life-threatening disease.

How Many Children Have Asthma?

Asthma is a leading cause of childhood illness, affecting over 10% of the children in the U.S. Twice as many boys as girls have asthma. Half of all childhood asthma begins before age three.

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