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Coughing Wheezing Shortness of Breath Tightness in Chest

A man suffering from asthma.

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It's like drowning on dry land.

If you cough a lot, wheeze, are short of breath or feel tightness in your chest, you might have asthma. If you do, you need treatment to control it. Find out for sure.

Breathe easier.
Ask your doctor if
it's asthma.

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health; Public Health Service; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Fall 2006 Issue: Volume 1 Number 1 Page inside back cover