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498-word press-ready health article on the causes of asthma and treatment options. 



Gasping for air, Janine Williams struggled to climb up 12 steps.

     It is not the width of the steps that made the climb difficult for the 35-year-old mother of two but an incurable ailment - asthma.

     For onlookers, a person may mistake the illness for a bad cold or the flu. But it can be a frightening and uncomfortable occurrence for those experiencing an asthma attack.

     Often thought to be a childhood problem, the truth is that it can be triggered at any age. Statistically, most people who suffer from asthma are adults.

     According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 21,030,479 adults ages 18 and older living with asthma in 2020 compared to 4,226,659 children under 18.

Reasons why some struggle to breathe

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