Asthma Can Be More Serious Than You Think

Laurel Griggs was a rising young actress who suddenly lost her life to a serious asthma disease.

Laurel was one of more than 26 million Americans with asthma, including 6 million children.

Asthma and asthma attacks can be fatal if not treated properly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 185 children and 3,379 adults died due to asthma in 2017.

Asthma attacks occur due to spasming, narrowing and inflammation of the lungs. Once this happens, people will have difficulty breathing and the heart can stop.

Doctors say asthma-related deaths can usually be prevented with proper medication and an action plan.

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