Asthma Diagnosis can be made by looking at:
- Manifested symptoms
- Family history
- Objective data from Spirometry, Peak flow meter readings, and physical examinations
- Improvement of symptoms with treatment
In the past, asthma was thought to be a disease where the bronchials close down for a while and then open back up. Advances in medicine have shown us that inflammation also occurs in bronchial walls, even if the person does not feel tightness in their lungs. Asthma is a very manageable disease. Olympic athletes, marathon runners, and football players have had asthma, but with the proper treatment plan, it can be kept under control.
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