Inflamed bronchial tubes in asthma

Lungs in chest showing bronchial tubes in left lung, with detail of healthy airway and airway inflamed by asthma

In asthma, the airways that carry air to the lungs (bronchial tubes) are inflamed. This can narrow the airways, causing shortness of breath and making it hard to breathe.

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