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Are your lungs damaged by each asthma attack?

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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and No

In the short term, yes, the airways become inflamed with asthma attacks, and this leads to overproduction of mucous as well.
Typically people recover fully from an asthma attack. However, if asthma goes uncontrolled for years, the airways and lung tissue can eventually scar. Scar tissue, unlike normal tissue, does not function normally. Once scarring occurs, the effects are typically permanent.

In brief: Yes and No

In the short term, yes, the airways become inflamed with asthma attacks, and this leads to overproduction of mucous as well.
Typically people recover fully from an asthma attack. However, if asthma goes uncontrolled for years, the airways and lung tissue can eventually scar. Scar tissue, unlike normal tissue, does not function normally. Once scarring occurs, the effects are typically permanent.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
Dr. Joshua Davidson
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It may take you 2-3 months to recover from each attack, and there is a slight decline in lung function overall after each attack for most sufferers.

In brief: Yes

It may take you 2-3 months to recover from each attack, and there is a slight decline in lung function overall after each attack for most sufferers.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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