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If I have asthma, does that mean that my lung health is very bad?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Probably not...

Asthma, by definition, is reversible obstruction.
This means, on the right regimen for you, there should be no obstruction measured on your pulmonary function test between exacerbations. During an exacerbation, there is increased obstruction/inflammation which is treated until the airways get back to baseline.

In brief: Probably not...

Asthma, by definition, is reversible obstruction.
This means, on the right regimen for you, there should be no obstruction measured on your pulmonary function test between exacerbations. During an exacerbation, there is increased obstruction/inflammation which is treated until the airways get back to baseline.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: No

It just implies that you have a tendency to develop changes in your airways that are consistent with asthma.
These include swollen lower airways, increased mucous production in your airways, and tightening of muscles that surround your airways. The key is to maintain adequate control of your asthma by seeing an allergist on a regular basis, and doing what you can to minimize your symptoms.

In brief: No

It just implies that you have a tendency to develop changes in your airways that are consistent with asthma.
These include swollen lower airways, increased mucous production in your airways, and tightening of muscles that surround your airways. The key is to maintain adequate control of your asthma by seeing an allergist on a regular basis, and doing what you can to minimize your symptoms.
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