What is the difference among asthma, reactive airway disease, asthmatic bronchitis and bronchial asthma?
Asthma is a term that represents a set of recurring symptoms caused by airway inflammation, swelling, congestion and muscle spasms. The reasons for those symptoms vary from one person to the next even in the same family. Reactive airway disease, asthmatic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, seasonal asthma, intrinsic or extrinsic asthma, wheezy bronchitis – these are just some of the names people may hear, but they all point back to the same symptoms and treatments as asthma, with the exception that bronchitis is usually associated with a type of infection requiring use of antibiotics. Getting a correct diagnosis is important. Asthma symptoms are serious and should be treated strategically, according to a plan developed just for you.