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Asthma

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Quiz: Do You Understand Asthma?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Asthma is solely caused by environmental factors.

Explanation:
The exact cause of asthma is not known, but experts believe it’s due to a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Asthma runs in families, so it's very common if one family member has asthma, that others will have it.
2

Coughing isn't a symptom of asthma.

Explanation:
Asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.
3

Many children who have asthma will outgrow the condition.

Explanation:
Many children who have asthma will outgrow the condition, although in more severe cases, it can be a lifelong condition.
4

You may take a lung function test called spirometry to diagnose asthma.

Explanation:
Your physician may perform lung (pulmonary) function tests such as spirometry or peak flow to diagnose your asthma.
5

Corticosteroids are a long-term treatment for asthma.

Explanation:
Asthma treatment includes using a quick-relief inhaler, such as albuterol, during a flare-up. Long-term asthma control medications such as inhaled corticosteroids or leukotriene modifiers are often required to manage your condition.