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Why does a person with asthma have trouble breathing?

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Asthma is a complex medical problem in which both airway inflammation, bronchoconstriction, and excess mucous production play a role in causing shortness of breath. Bronchoconstriction causes a decreased diameter of the small airways, which makes air passage more difficult. Inflammation and excess mucous production cause plugging of these smaller airways, making air movement impossible and resulting in air trapping. As a result, a patient with asthma can take a breath in, but cannot exhale all of that air.
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