Pulmonary Care at Washington Township Medical Foundation
What is asthma? Although asthma is a very common condition and one you
have no doubt heard about and either experienced or witnessed a loved
one experience, you may not understand what causes it or what it is. Asthma
affects 26 million people in America. It is one of the top causes of work
/ school absence. Learn more about what it is and how our team at Washington
Township Medical Foundation provides effective treatments.
Asthma causes shortness of breath and / or wheezing / whistling. Asthma
occurs when spasms form in the bronchi of the lungs. Airways inflame and
narrow, and additional mucus production occurs. This makes breathing difficult.
In many cases, asthma is actually an allergic reaction or another type
Symptoms of Asthma
In some cases, asthma is relatively minor. In other cases, it can be dangerous,
interfering, or even life threatening. If you experience these symptoms
listed below frequently, ask a doctor at our pulmonary department at Washington
Township Medical Foundation. There are different asthma condition, including
exercise-induced asthma and occupational asthma.
Considered a chronic lung disease, some of the symptoms of asthma include:
- Tightness in the chest
- Shortness of breath
- Wheezing / whistling sound in your chest when breathing