Asthma | AFC Urgent Care

The airways of people with asthma are extra sensitive to the things they’re allergic to (called allergens) and other irritating things in the air (called irritants).

Symptoms of Asthma

Asthma symptoms start when allergens or other irritants cause the lining of the airways to swell (become inflamed) and narrow. The muscles around the airways can then spasm (contract rapidly), causing the airways to narrow even more. When the lining of the airways is inflamed, it produces more mucus. The mucus clogs the airways and further blocks the flow of air. This is called an "asthma attack."

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