Asthma is a disease of the lungs in which the airways become blocked or narrowed causing breathing difficulty characterized by shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, and other symptoms. This chronic disease affects 20 million Americans. If an asthma episode is severe, a person may need emergency treatment to restore normal breathing. Asthma is commonly divided into two types: allergic (extrinsic) asthma and non-allergic (intrinsic) asthma.
An estimated 20 million people in the United States have asthma and, despite the availability of treatments, it remains poorly controlled among many. Although asthma can cause severe health problems, in most cases effective treatment can control it and allow a person to live a normal and active life.
- Allergic Asthma
- Cough Evaluation
- Exercise-Induced Asthma
- Nocturnal Asthma (Nighttime Asthma)
- Non-Allergic Asthma
- Occupational Asthma
- Wheezing Evaluation
- Pulmonary Function Testing (Spirometry)
- Exhaled Nitric Oxide Testing
- Bronchoprovocation Testing