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Are there any potential threats from bronchoconstriction?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
In brief: Stop breathing
Bronchoconstriction, or narrowing of the airways due to swelling and/or spasm, decreases airflow into the lungs, and increases the effort needed to get that air in.
This combination of stresses lowers the oxygen level, and if severe enough, a person can become weak, confused, collapse from exhaustion or even stop breathing altogether. This is how people can even die from an asthma attack.

In brief: Stop breathing
Bronchoconstriction, or narrowing of the airways due to swelling and/or spasm, decreases airflow into the lungs, and increases the effort needed to get that air in.
This combination of stresses lowers the oxygen level, and if severe enough, a person can become weak, confused, collapse from exhaustion or even stop breathing altogether. This is how people can even die from an asthma attack.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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