Asthma – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

What is asthma? Asthma is characterized by chronic inflammation and asthma exacerbations, where an environmental trigger initiates inflammation, which makes it difficult to breathe. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.

This video covers the pathophysiology of asthma, signs and symptoms, types, and treatment.

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Sources:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asthma
http://www.uptodate.com/contents/diagnosis-of-asthma-in-adolescents-and-adults
http://www.uptodate.com/contents/virus-induced-wheezing-and-asthma-an-overview
http://www.uptodate.com/contents/acute-asthma-exacerbations-in-children-home-office-management-and-severity-assessment
http://www.uptodate.com/contents/acute-asthma-exacerbations-in-children-emergency-department-management
http://www.uptodate.com/contents/natural-history-of-asthma
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Credits:
Audio/visuals: Tanner Marshall, MS
Script: Brooke Miller, PhD
Reviewer: Rishi Desai, MD, MPH

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Robert M. Leven, PhD

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