Like an elephant on your chest. Like breathing through a straw. These are ways asthma sufferers describe how their constricted airways feel.
Families and society are constricted as well, by the enormous costs of this chronic lung disease. Some parents have to quit their jobs to care for asthmatic children, who are also more likely to struggle in school. And climate change is causing more, and more severe, cases of asthma.
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