8 Things to Know About Treatment-Resistant Asthma
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Is your asthma treatment-resistant?

If you have asthma, your symptoms might be very hard to control. Unfortunately, some people develop a form of asthma that doesn’t respond well to medications usually used to treat the condition. Treatment-resistant asthma, also known as refractory asthma or severe asthma, can be frightening, and you might be concerned because your treatment isn’t working. There are many things you should know about treatment-resistant asthma, and your doctor can help if you have more specific questions or concerns.

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