Why Does Asthma Take Your Breath Away?

Useless muscles and inflammation conspire to wreak havoc with your lungs

Eric J. Kort MD
Aha! Science

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Uncontrolled asthma is the reason a substantial proportion of the hospitalized children I take care of have landed in the hospital. And adults are no better at controlling their asthma, with fewer than half of the adults who have asthma meeting the criteria for well-controlled…

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