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Short Communication - Archives of General Internal Medicine (2020) Volume 4, Issue 5

Asthma symptoms, Diagnosis, Management & Treatment

Asthma is a long-term disease of the airways of the lungs and it is characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and triggered bronchospasms. Symptoms include episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. These may occur a couple of times each day or a couple of times per week counting on the person, asthma symptoms may go to pot in the dark or with exercise. Asthma is assumed to be caused by the mixture of genetic and environmental factors. Environmental factors include exposure to allergens. Other potential triggers include medications like aspirin and beta blockers. Diagnosis is typically supported the pattern of symptoms, response to therapy over time, and spirometry lung function testing.

Author(s): Osarumwense Peter Osarodion

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