Asthma is a chronic lung disease with two primary components: Swelling inside the airways (breathing tubes) and muscle tightness around the airways. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. There are resource to help you learn manage asthma including the Community Respiratory Education Centre at Wellness Institute.
My Action Plan (from the Canadian Lung Association)
Seven Oaks Wellness Institute Community Respiratory Education Centre
Thompson Childrens Hospital Asthma Education Centre at Health Sciences Centre)