Inflamed Bronchial Tubes in Asthma

Normal and inflamed bronchial tubes

In asthma, the airways that carry air to the lungs (bronchial tubes) are inflamed. This can narrow the airways, causing shortness of breath and making it difficult to breathe.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

Current as of: September 9, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology