Asthma

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WHAT IS ASTHMA?

Asthma is a serious health problem. When a person has asthma, their airways become sensitive and may react to smoke, pollen, dust, air pollution, allergies, and other triggers. Common asthma symptoms are wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Although there is no cure for asthma, proper use of medication and reducing exposure to known triggers for asthma attacks may ease the severity and frequency of the attacks.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE FREE OR LOW COST DRUGS TO PEOPLE WITH LOW HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND NO MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS:

NeedyMeds: http://www.needymeds.org/

Partnership for Prescription Assistance – Connecticut:  https://www.pparx.org/prescription_assistance_programs/connecticut_state_health_insurance_assistance_program_choices
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Asthma

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Content Last Reviewed:October2016