Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways of your lungs. Asthma has two main components: airway constriction and airway inflammation. Together, they cause narrowing of your airways which result in wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath.

Asthma is often put into categories or groups based on the "triggers" that cause the asthma symptoms or attacks.

  • Allergic asthma
  • Non-allergic asthma
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Nocturnal asthma
  • Asthma in pregnancy
  • Occupational asthma

The type and severity of asthma will determine who will best manage your care.

  • Primary care physician
  • Allergy/Immunology specialist
  • Pulmonary Medicine specialist

To learn more about the physicians that offer these services, click on the names listed to the right.

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