Asthma – Symptoms and Triggers

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that affects many Canadians. The main symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing, and wheezing. Certain triggers, such as exercise, dust, pollen, and cold air, can worsen these symptoms or lead to an asthma attack.

To help combat and manage the symptoms of asthma, your pharmacist may recommend lifestyle changes and can provide you with education on asthma.