Lt Col Reynolds
Hello, and welcome to the Asthma program. I’m Dr. Reynolds. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, asthma affects more than 25 million people in the United States alone, including about seven million children.
In this program, we’ll discuss what asthma is, the difference between allergic and non-allergic asthma, how asthma is classified, and even conditions that mimic the signs and symptoms of asthma. We’ll talk about what causes asthma, as well as how it’s diagnosed, treated, monitored, and controlled.
You can also find information on special considerations, such as pregnancy and asthma, and information for parents of children with asthma.
Our specialists – Dr. Green and Dr. Flemings – will provide their expertise throughout the program. Finally, we’ll introduce you to several patients who share their personal experiences with asthma.
Now, keep in mind, there may be terms that you’re not familiar with, so please visit our glossary at any time, and be sure to check out the other resources included in this program. Thank you for joining us.