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Asthma is a
long-lasting (chronic) disease of the
respiratory system. It causes
inflammation in tubes that carry air to the lungs
(bronchial tubes). The inflammation makes your bronchial tubes likely to
overreact to certain triggers. An overreaction can lead to decreased lung
function, sudden difficulty breathing, and other symptoms of an
If you avoid triggers, you
You may not be able to avoid or even want to avoid all your
asthma triggers. But you can ask your doctor how to identify some of the things that trigger your
symptoms. He or she may suggest:
Current as of:
March 25, 2014
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Lora J. Stewart, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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