Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition of the lungs caused due to inflammation in the airways. This narrows down the airways and gives rise to symptoms of asthma like wheezing and shortness of breath. The extent of the complications of asthma determines the course of treatment and whether it will have long-term or short-term effects. The treatment of asthma depends on the type of symptoms. The common forms of asthma treatment include changes in lifestyle, use of inhalers, and prescription medications.