Asthma

Bronchial asthma; Wheezing - asthma - adults

Asthma is a disease that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow. It leads to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.

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  • Asthma

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  • Asthma - children

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  • How to use an asthma inhaler

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  • Asthma

    Asthma

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  • Asthma control drugs

    Asthma control drugs

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  • Asthmatic bronchiole and normal bronchiole

    Asthmatic bronchiole and normal bronchiole

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  • Asthma quick-relief drugs

    Asthma quick-relief drugs

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  • Normal versus asthmatic bronchiole

    Normal versus asthmatic bronchiole

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  • Common asthma triggers

    Common asthma triggers

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  • Exercise-induced asthma

    Exercise-induced asthma

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  • Asthma

    Animation

  • Asthma - children

    Animation

  • How to use an asthma inhaler

    Animation

  • Asthma

    Asthma

    illustration

  • Asthma control drugs

    Asthma control drugs

    illustration

  • Asthmatic bronchiole and normal bronchiole

    Asthmatic bronchiole and normal bronchiole

    illustration

  • Asthma quick-relief drugs

    Asthma quick-relief drugs

    illustration

  • Normal versus asthmatic bronchiole

    Normal versus asthmatic bronchiole

    illustration

  • Common asthma triggers

    Common asthma triggers

    illustration

  • Exercise-induced asthma

    Exercise-induced asthma

    illustration

Review Date: 2/19/2018

Reviewed By: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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