Asthma is a chronic condition caused by inflammation of the airways.
It can cause shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, and chest pressure.
They may experience asthma symptoms that range in intensity from mild to severe and rarely or every day
What is eosinophilic asthma?
All people have eosinophils. They are white blood cells, a normal component of the immune system. Eosinophilic asthma is characterized by excess eosinophils in the blood, too many eosinophils can cause inflammation of the airways in some people, which can lead to asthma symptoms and attacks.
1. Eosinophils can be activated due to common asthma triggers.
2. Active eosinophils can cause inflammation in the lungs.
3. This inflammation can cause asthma symptoms and attacks.
How do I know if I have eosinophilic asthma?
Your doctor can review your current medications, your asthma history, and perform breathing tests, as well as measure your eosinophil count with a simple blood test to help determine whether or not your asthma is eosinophilic asthma.
If you have experienced any of the following situations, it is important to see if you may have eosinophilic asthma:
Eosinophilic asthma and potential health risks
Increased risk of asthma attacks
Difficulty breathing due to decreased lung function
Need for repeat use of oral steroids *