Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. Asthma can be controlled by taking medicine and avoiding the triggers that can cause an attack. People with asthma can lead healthy lives, and the Vermont Department of Health is committed to helping make this possible.
program’s goals include reducing the number of deaths, hospitalizations,
emergency department visits, school days or workdays missed, and limitations on
activity due to asthma. The CDC funds states, cities, school programs, and
non-government organizations to help them improve surveillance of asthma, train
health professionals, educate individuals with asthma and their families, and
explain asthma to the public.