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What sort of problem is asthma?

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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
6 doctors agree

In brief: Asthma

Asthma is a type of obstructive lung disease whose symptoms can consist of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or mucus production.
Allergy is a frequent trigger for asthmatic issue but is not the only one. Other triggers include exercise, infection/viral, weather related, tobacco exposure...

In brief: Asthma

Asthma is a type of obstructive lung disease whose symptoms can consist of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or mucus production.
Allergy is a frequent trigger for asthmatic issue but is not the only one. Other triggers include exercise, infection/viral, weather related, tobacco exposure...
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Respiratory

Asthma is a disorder where the breathing tubes become narrowed and inflamed.
The parient will have recurrent wheezing, cough, shortness of breath, etc. Some patients develop these symptoms after allergen exposure, after an upper respiratory tract infection, with exercise, etc. There are many treatments including various inhalers but there is no known cure.

In brief: Respiratory

Asthma is a disorder where the breathing tubes become narrowed and inflamed.
The parient will have recurrent wheezing, cough, shortness of breath, etc. Some patients develop these symptoms after allergen exposure, after an upper respiratory tract infection, with exercise, etc. There are many treatments including various inhalers but there is no known cure.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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