Arveen Thethi, M.D., an asthma and allergy specialist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., shares information about the chronic condition asthma, which affects more than 235 million people, according to the World Health Organization.
Asthma is a treatable — but not curable — condition that causes inflammation, mucus and spasms in the small airway. It affects both children and adults and is characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person.
Dr. Thethi shares information about diagnosis, management and treatment of the disorder, including when to seek care from a specialist.
More information about asthma and services at Mayo Clinic can be found at http://mayoclinic.org/asthma