Inflamed Bronchial Tubes in Asthma

Normal and inflamed bronchial tubes

In asthma, the airways that carry air to the lungs (bronchial tubes) are inflamed. This can narrow the airways, causing shortness of breath and making it difficult to breathe.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology

Current as ofAugust 21, 2015

Current as of: August 21, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology