Asthma in Tennessee


Asthma is a serious lung disease. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain and tightness and coughing. Asthma can even cause death.  About 20 million Americans have asthma. Asthma is the leading cause of long-term illness in children.  In Tennessee, according to 2016 statistics, some 86,911 children aged 0-17 had asthma.