Summer flowers and fall leaves: They look pretty, but they can trigger asthma. Asthma narrows your airways, which are the tubes that carry air into your lungs. A series of videos from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) can help you understand what happens during an asthma attack.
Watch these three videos to learn how to prevent attacks and the best ways to manage and control asthma. In addition to videos, you'll find asthma guides, tip sheets, and other resources through NHLBI's Learn More Breathe Better® program.
Work with your health care provider to develop an asthma action plan to help you take your medicines safely and avoid irritants that cause attacks.
You'll also learn what to do if your asthma symptoms are getting worse.