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.

Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Rohit K. Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology

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