Asthma is a common long term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. Symptoms include episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. It is increased by irritants in the air and by allergies. People with asthma have hypersensitive airways that can often create mucus and cause spasm of the bronchial tubes.
We can perform a test called a spirometry in our office that allows us to stage and treat this condition.