Occupational asthma

Asthma - occupational exposure; Irritant-induced reactive airways disease

Occupational asthma is a lung disorder in which substances found in the workplace cause the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow. This leads to attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.


Spirometry is a painless study of air volume and flow rate within the lungs. Spirometry is frequently used to evaluate lung function in people with obstructive or restrictive lung diseases such as asthma or cystic fibrosis.

Respiratory system

Air is breathed in through the nasal passageways, travels through the trachea and bronchi to the lungs.



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Outlook (Prognosis)

When to Contact a Medical Professional