11 doctors weighed in:
Is asthma a disability?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: No....
Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation.
However, between episodes, most patients are completely asymptomatic. It is a very treatable disease and does not result in disability even though it is not curable.

In brief: No....
Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation.
However, between episodes, most patients are completely asymptomatic. It is a very treatable disease and does not result in disability even though it is not curable.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Only in severe cases
Asthma is extremely common, meaning lots of americans have it.
There is no perfect person, so everybody now or later has some sort of health issue. So, we cannot label a disease as a disability, because that would mean every one of us is disabled. For almost all disorders, there is a wide range of severity . . . And only the severe cases are labeled as disabilities.

In brief: Only in severe cases
Asthma is extremely common, meaning lots of americans have it.
There is no perfect person, so everybody now or later has some sort of health issue. So, we cannot label a disease as a disability, because that would mean every one of us is disabled. For almost all disorders, there is a wide range of severity . . . And only the severe cases are labeled as disabilities.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Can be
Asthma can be a disability depending on the severity of the asthma.

In brief: Can be
Asthma can be a disability depending on the severity of the asthma.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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