Mississippi State Department of Health

Asthma is a very common disease among children, teens, and adults. It is a disease that causes the airways of the lungs to tighten and swell. Asthma cannot be cured, but it can be controlled.

What Does Asthma Feel Like?

Asthma symptoms include trouble breathing, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness.

What Causes Asthma Episodes?

Things that cause asthma episodes are called triggers.

Triggers are everywhere. Exercise, colds, strong emotions, and allergic reactions can trigger asthma. Other asthma triggers may be found in the environment.

Asthma-Friendly Schools

How well does your school serve students with asthma? Maintaining a tobacco-free campus and filing an emergency plan for each student in case of an asthma attack are just two of the ways to create a supportive environment.

Learn More

For more about asthma and asthma resources, see the MSDH Asthma Program pages.

Links referenced
For Educators: Asthma and Schools    https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/schools.html
For Parents: Toolkit for School Change    https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/asthma/creatingafs/index.htm
About Asthma    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,7183,235,425,html
Indoor Triggers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,7182,235,425,html
Outdoor Triggers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,7181,235,425,html
Parents    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,7180,235,425,html
Action Plan    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,7178,235,425,html

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