- Q Is asthma related to chronic bronchitis?
Asthma and chronic bronchitis are separate conditions. However, it can sometimes be easy to confuse the two conditions, as they can both cause airflow restriction, wheezing, or coughing. Both conditions cause inflammation in the bronchial tubes. But... Full Answer
- Q What happens to the lungs during an asthma attack?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineIt all starts when pollen or another allergen works its way down your airway. As it moves past the cilia, the pollen sticks to your lungs. In response to the foreign matter, your body sends immune cells to the area. When they attach to the pollen,... Full Answer
- Q Is asthma a breathing disorder?
Asthma is a breathing disorder that causes the airways, or bronchial tubes, to become narrower. This happens in response to irritants like smoke, mold, pollen, and dust. The walls of the bronchial tubes become inflamed and overly sensitive. The swollen... Full Answer