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I have asthma

What is asthma?

Asthma is a breathing problem.

When you breathe air goes in and out of your lungs.

Inside your lungs are lots and lots of breathing tubes, like drinking straws. At the end of the tubes are little balls that look like bunches of grapes.
When you have an asthma attack the breathing tubes become very skinny and blocked which makes it hard to breathe.
You may also cough and sometimes your breathing will sound strange like a whistle. This is called a ‘wheeze’.

Breathing hard and coughing can sometimes make your tummy sore and you may even vomit.

Kids with asthma can!