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Any difference between asthma and bronchospasm?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes...
Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent bronchospasm.
But, there are many other etiologies of bronchospasm including copd, foreign body, etc. Asthma is the disease and bronchospasm is a sign of this disease and many others.

In brief: Yes...
Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent bronchospasm.
But, there are many other etiologies of bronchospasm including copd, foreign body, etc. Asthma is the disease and bronchospasm is a sign of this disease and many others.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
Bronchospasm, or a constriction of the airways, is the major symptom of asthma.
It can be present all by itself, as in exercise-induced asthma, or it can be triggered by the underlying inflammation in the lungs of people with asthma. We can treat the bronchospasm itself with bronchodilators such as albuterol, but it is better to treat the inflammation with inhaled steroids.

In brief: Not really
Bronchospasm, or a constriction of the airways, is the major symptom of asthma.
It can be present all by itself, as in exercise-induced asthma, or it can be triggered by the underlying inflammation in the lungs of people with asthma. We can treat the bronchospasm itself with bronchodilators such as albuterol, but it is better to treat the inflammation with inhaled steroids.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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