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What kind of condition is asthma?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Asthma...
Asthma is characterized by reversible, recurrent bronchospasm accompanied by airway inflammation.
It is not curable but it is very treatable and most patients are symptom-free between exacerbations. It can be diagnosed clinically or via pulmonary function testing.

In brief: Asthma...
Asthma is characterized by reversible, recurrent bronchospasm accompanied by airway inflammation.
It is not curable but it is very treatable and most patients are symptom-free between exacerbations. It can be diagnosed clinically or via pulmonary function testing.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Chronic Condition
Asthma by definition is chronic airway inflammation.
You have two components , the chronic swelling or inflammation of the airway, and spasm of the airway, both things create narrowing, the swelling and the clamping down of the airway. When you have these 2 going on at the same time you also have an increased mucus production. You have to attack both components in order to achieve control.

In brief: Chronic Condition
Asthma by definition is chronic airway inflammation.
You have two components , the chronic swelling or inflammation of the airway, and spasm of the airway, both things create narrowing, the swelling and the clamping down of the airway. When you have these 2 going on at the same time you also have an increased mucus production. You have to attack both components in order to achieve control.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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