Asthma is a chronic lung disease, which means it is long-term. This disease narrows and inflames the airways which may cause a person to wheeze, couch, have chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Asthma be inherited and can start at any age. There are many ways to where a person can control the symptoms and prevent the disease from getting worse. With some disease there is a cure to them and with asthma there is no cure. It effects the human body by having more respiratory infections, allergies, and the immune system. Certain medications can help regulate lung function to keep the person from having flare-ups. Many things can cause asthma to occur such as cigarette smoke, sprays, dust, medicines, and exercise. Asthma can affect how a person lives their daily lives such as going outside or not being able to do things that they used to do before they were diagnosed with asthma. Learning to prevent the asthma from worsening a person can learn how to control it and do things that the person normal cannot do. This means learning to avoid any triggers, doing physical activities, taking prescribed medicine from the doctor to help regulate the asthma, and regular check up with the doctor (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Web).