Asthma is caused due to the tightening of the muscles that surround the airways of our lungs, making them narrower than they naturally are. Many a times the lining of the airways swell, making it difficult to breathe. Also the airways at times get blocked as either sticky mucus or phlegm get built up. Hence many a times there is a wheezing sound. Asthma makes your airways very sensitive and make them react to many triggers like pollen, dust mites, cigarette smoke, etc.Asthma can be fatal if not treated. According to the WHO, India has about 25-30 million asthmatics. With the advancement in asthma medicine, an asthmatic can now enjoy a normal active life. Asthma today shouldn’t be allowed to affect you from making the most of your life as it can be fully controlled with the right treatment.