Asthma is typically a chronic medical problem, ranging from mild breathing problems similar to those associated with a head cold, to severe and life-threatening emergencies that require rapid 911 interventions and transport to the nearest open emergency room.
Asthma does not discriminate. People from all walks of life suffer from asthma; however, children and senior citizens are the most vulnerable. Some children outgrow their asthma while others do not.
The causes for asthma are poorly understood, and no pharmacological cure exists. Orthodox medicine focuses on diminishing occurrences and trying to control acute symptoms.