Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease caused by inflammation (tightening of the muscles) that leads to the narrowing of the airway. When triggered by an allergen it is known as allergic asthma.

Symptoms include: wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.

Treatment:

  1. Long Term - inhaled corticosteroids, inhaled long-acting bronchodilators, leukotriene modifiers, biologics, and allergy shots

  2. Short Term - inhaled short-acting bronchodilators and oral corticosteroids

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