What are the effects of asthma?

Inflammation... Asthma leads to bronchospasm and inflammation so patients with asthma experience shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, etc. Asthmatics have exacerbations and between episodes they are often symptom free. Meds are given to decrease sxs and allow for longer symptom-free intervals and some asthmatics can go for months or even years between exacerbations.
Acute asthma. Can be very dangerous with the most ominous result being hypoxia, which is not in taking enough oxygen into your body. This is why prevention and control of asthma attacks is such an important part of an asthmatic's regimen. Long-term, in certain susceptible individuals, asthma can cause your tissue which surround your airways to scar, this is known as "remodeling" and is irreversible.

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