Asthma is a respiratory disease that targets the lungs triggering inflammation along the airways causing them to narrow down. Many individuals experience the agony of asthma only during childhood; while for others, this illness still persists through adulthood. According to the Asthma Initiative of Michigan some whom have felt this pain are “Teddy Roosevelt, Dennis Rodman, Elizabeth Taylor, and John F. Kennedy”. If you still do not know what I am talking about, it is asthma. Asthma is a continuing lung disease. It is defined as “a chronic inflammatory lung disease characterized by abnormal airway responses to certain allergens and environmental irritants: the result is high resistance to airflow” (Beachey P19).
Some people ask, what is asthma? As stated before, asthma is a condition that affects the respiratory airway and makes it difficult for people to breathe. We do not know what causes asthma, so it could be stated that the cause of this disease varies from person to person. Asthma, just like many other respiratory diseases, has different types. There is allergic and no allergic asthma. Allergy is the body’s immune system reacting unusually to a foreign substance. People could be allergic to anything. Sometimes the allergies could be harmful or none harmful things like food, pollen, dust, or even our domestic pets. Non-allergic asthma is the blockage and involves inflammation of the airway. Both types have very similar symptoms and between the two, are stiffening of