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Asthma Treatment and Symptoms

Importance Of Seeking Immediate Help When Suffering Breathing Problems

The tightness in your chest may not be indigestion. It may be a sign of asthma, and if not treated, it could be fatal. That constant cough may be due to smoking tobacco over the years, but it also could be a symptom of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which should be diagnosed and treated or it could be fatal.

Don't take breathing for granted. That is the message an army of 132,000 respiratory therapists across the United States will spread during Respiratory Care Week (Oct. 22-27), promoted by the American Association for Respiratory Care.