Five key tips for managing your asthma

Asthma is a condition which makes breathing difficult by causing cough and shortness of breath due to a constriction of the airways. For some, asthma is a minor problem. For others, it is a major issue that can lead to death.

Over three million Latinos have asthma. Asthma symptoms can be controlled by avoiding environmental triggers and by taking medications to prevent and stop attacks. NBC Latino’s Dr. Joseph Sirven has some important tips to help you manage your asthma and avoid an attack.

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Dr. Joseph Sirven is a first-generation Cuban-American. He is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and was past Director of Education for Mayo Clinic Arizona. He is editor-in-chief of epilepsy.com and has served U.S. and global governmental agencies including the Institute of Medicine, NASA, FAA, NIH and CDC.

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