Asthma is an
inflammatory disorder of the airways, characterized by periodic attacks of
shortness of breath, chest tightness, and/or
|Three things make it harder to breath during an asthma attack
The inflammation (swelling) of the lining of the airways.
The tightening of the muscles around the airways.
Fluid/mucus filling the airways.
These factors reduce airflow and produce the characteristic wheezing sound.