Dr.Kamini Silvarajan MD/AAAM

Editorial Board: Dr.Kamini Silvarajan MD/AAAM

Chronic Asthma

Estimated 90 percent of people with chronic asthma have EID exercise-induced asthma. Chronic asthma and bronchiectasis* are also at times given this diagnostic result because of the severity of the attacks. People that have chronic asthma or suppressed immune system suffer from serious health issues when exposed to mold spores and allergies.

Bronchiectasis* is a disease state defined by localized, irreversible dilation of part of the bronchial tree. It is classified as an obstructive lung disease, along with emphysema, bronchitis and cystic fibrosis.


Asthma as we know it, is a chronic and potentially debilitating disease that affects thousands of people. More and more people in the are becoming aware of asthma as a chronic disease. Although it is chronic, asthma attacks are triggered by specific predictable things in the environment. 

Most people are familiar with some of the key asthma triggers (cat and dog dander, mold, pollen and dust mites), but fewer than 50% identified rodents and cockroaches as asthma triggers.


Acute asthma is a fast onset, short and severe exacerbation of wheezing that is not responsive to usually effective treatment and requires emergency room intervention. Chronic asthma requires maintenance treatment to control asthma exacerbation. Interventions and treatment can successfully control the disease and prevent attacks.


If you have allergic asthma, the best way to treat it is to discover the cause and try to avoid it. Even if you avoid all of them, you may be left with your allergy if none of the substances on your list is the particular one responsible for your symptoms. Some people find that allergy shots and medications help control their asthma or the symptoms.

Patients with chronic asthma may need extra medications. They end up taking several medications on a regular schedule and do it on a daily basis. Chronic asthma should be taken very seriously. 

You should ask your doctor for advice. Regular visits to a doctor are recommended so that you can get the proper diagnosis and medication if you have chronic asthma. But, once you know what your triggers are, you are able to live a normal daily life.