Asthma is characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. Even though it is a chronic disease, the severity and frequency of symptoms varies greatly depending on the individual. Asthma has a relatively low rate of fatality. Some 235 million people suffer from asthma worldwide.
It is the most common chronic childhood disease affecting over 9% of children in the United States. Asthma is still under-diagnosed and under-treated and can restrict activities over a lifetime when not treated.
Appropriate management of symptoms can control the disease since like many diseases it is not curable.
Dr. Logan demonstrating with a patient how to properly use an asthma inhaler.