What Is Chronic Bronchial Asthma?

Q:
What is chronic bronchial asthma?

A:
Chronic bronchial asthma refers to an underlying asthmatic problem in patients in whom the asthma has become so persistent that clinically significant chronic airflow obstruction is present despite anti-asthmatic therapy. The symptoms of chronic bronchitis are generally also present.

Causes
There is no clear cause of chronic bronchial asthma. However, smoking and exposure to environmental toxins might play a role.

Symptoms
Symptoms of chronic bronchial asthma include:

  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • recurrent infections
  • cough

These symptoms also occur when you simply have asthma. It tends to have increased severity and frequency of these complaints when you have chronic bronchial asthma.

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