What is Asthma?

Asthma is a very common long-term lung condition. It affects the airways that carry air in and out of your lungs. In the UK, 5.4 million people have asthma. That's one in every 12 adults and one in every 11 children. If you have asthma, or you’re a parent of a child with asthma, please click here to learn more about understanding asthma.