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The two first diseases, in particular, share several features. Both emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis are associated with cigarette smoking. Both exhibit obstructive dysfunction on spirometry that does not completely reverse with medication, and thus demonstrate a “fixed” or “irreversible” type of obstructive dysfunction. Both cause respiratory symptoms such as breathlessness or Emphysema One of the COPD group of lung diseases. Cigarette smoking is a significant risk factor for the development of emphysema.

Symptoms of asthma may thus differ from person to person and may vary in an individual over time. Asthma symptoms are usually episodic; symptoms may come and go, and are not necessarily continuously present. 14. What is an exacerbation of asthma? Asthma is characterized by periods of exacerbations and remission of symptoms, as mentioned briefly in Question 12 (see Table 5). QXP 1 0 0 4/14/10 Q U E S T I O N S 3:01 PM & Page 35 A N S W E R S A B O U T A S T H M A During an exacerbation, measurement of lung function, as indicated by the FEV1 (and peak flow) will typically show decreasing values.

A person with a milder form typically experiences different symptoms at different levels of frequency and intensity than a person with a more severe form of asthma. Children may have a persistent cough (often misdiagnosed as recurrent bronchitis) as their only asthma symptom. Cough is, in fact, the single most common asthma symptom in children. Symptoms of asthma may thus differ from person to person and may vary in an individual over time. Asthma symptoms are usually episodic; symptoms may come and go, and are not necessarily continuously present.

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