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Assess Your Awareness of Asthma

What do Ludwig van Beethoven and John F. Kennedy have in common? Asthma. Inflamed airways cause asthma and its recurrent or chronic breathing problems. See how much you know about this disease by taking the following quiz.

1. Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness in children. When does it usually show up?
2. Asthma symptoms:
3. Asthma triggers include:
4. Proper asthma management includes:
5. Children with asthma should:
Publication Source: Health and You magazine
Online Source: Asthma and exercise, American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunologyhttp://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/asthma-library/asthma-and-exercise.aspx
Online Source: Asthma, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/asthma/faqs.htm
Online Source: Asthma triggers, American Lung Associationhttp://www.lung.org/lung-disease/asthma/living-with-asthma/take-control-of-your-asthma/asthma-triggers.html
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Bass, Pat F III, MD, MPH
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Date Last Reviewed: 7/23/2013
Date Last Modified: 7/26/2013