Physical Effects of Asthma




Dr. Rodney Benjamin, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician with South Miami Hospital, explains asthma is inflammation of the airways, the pipes that carry the air from your mouth to the air sacs, where gas exchange takes place.

“When you have inflammation of those tubes it causes three things: cough; wheezing, a noise that’s made when the bronchial tubes are narrowed a little bit; and it causes shortness of breath,” he says.

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