Asthama is one kind of a lung disease in which the person experiences breathings problems, and coughing due to inadequate supply of air to the lungs. It has been known to be a long term or a chronic disease. As we already know, it is an ailment of the airways contained in the lungs. In Asthama, these airways become blocked due to inflammation and the pathways are narrowed. Generally, the individual suffering from this disease has great difficulty in breathing due to obstructed airways. During an attack, he might complain of chest tightness accompanied by bouts of persistent coughing. The person experiences shortness of breath, and sometimes, the breathing process becomes noisy producing a whistling sound. This noisy breathing is also called as wheezing. The attacks occur more frequently in the nights or early mornings.
This disease continues to affect millions, anyone from small children to elderly people can be suffering from asthama.