Understanding Eosinophilic Asthma


Erin Azuse

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You’ve just been diagnosed with eosinophilic asthma, but what does that mean? Most people are familiar with asthma, the chronic condition where the airways become inflamed leading to symptoms like shortness of breath and wheezing. However, not many realize that asthma isn’t simply one general disease. Instead, researchers now classify asthma into several different subtypes.  Identifying your subtype of asthma provides your doctor with important information in determining how to treat it. Eosinophilic asthma is often severe, so proper identification is especially helpful in getting it under control. Let’s answer some of the questions you may have.

When asthma doesn't respond to consistent treatment, it's considered severe asthma. Watch this video for more severe asthma facts.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: May 12, 2017

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