Collection: Bronchial Asthma Symptoms

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Asthma is a chronic, but manageable, respiratory disease affecting about 14 million people in the United States. Asthma Symptoms include:

-Inflammation (swelling) of the airways
-Increased sensitivity of the airways to a variety of things that make asthma worse
-Obstruction of airflow

Research has shown that inflammation of the lining of the airways is the most common of asthma symptoms. When stimulated, certain cells lining the airways release chemical substances (mediators) that lead to inflammation. This causes the airway lining to swell and narrow. When inflammation occurs in the airways, the airways become more sensitive.

In addition to inflammation, further airway obstruction sometimes occurs with asthma. Obstruction is caused by the tightening of muscles that surround the airways. This asthma symptom is also called bronchospasm.

Some people with asthma may go for extended periods without having any asthma symptoms, interrupted by periodic worsening of their symptoms called asthma attacks. Others might have asthma symptoms every day. In addition, some people may only experience asthma symptoms during exercise or asthma symptoms with viral infections like colds.