Asthma

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Asthma is a chronic lung disease. It is known by wheezing, coughing, and chest constriction caused by inflammation leading to narrowing of airways to the lungs. Episodes of asthma are called asthma attacks or flareups and are often triggered by inhaled substances. There is no known cure, but asthma is a manageable condition.[1]

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  1. "Asthma | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)". www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Retrieved Aug 10, 2018. 

microbiome - The full collection of microscopic organisms (especially bacteria and fungi) which are present in a particular environment, particularly inside the human body.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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