Asthma 101: A Primer

What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic disease, for which there is currently no cure. However, asthma can be effectively managed so that you can live a healthy life. Asthma attacks can be serious, and life-threatening. The cause is unknown, but it may be inherited, as well as influenced by environmental factors. Asthma attacks can be fatal, and many fast-acting inhalers have been developed. The American Lung Association has a great video with further information about asthma. 

The Two Types of Asthma
There are two types of asthma: allergic (extrinsic) and non-allergic (intrinsic). Allergic asthma is the most common, affecting over 50% of the 20 million asthma sufferers. Allergic asthma is triggered by allergens, including but not limited to pet dander, pollen, mold, and the like. Non-allergic asthma is triggered by outside factors, such as stress, anxiety, exercise, and air conditioning. The symptoms are the same, including airway obstruction and inflammation, and both can be managed with proper treatment.

What is Asthma Therapy Fast Dissolving Tablets?
Asthma Therapy DOES NOT REPLACE fast-acting inhalers, used in a sudden onset of an asthma attack. This product is designed to be used in a maintenance fashion. Used as directed, Asthma Therapy may help to reduce both the severity and frequency of your asthma symptoms. For more information about Asthma Therapy, please click here.