Asthma is a chronic condition affecting the lungs. Asthma can affect people of all ages, but often it starts in childhood. The disease is due to the narrowing of the bronchial airways from inflammation along with the smooth muscle tightening causing bronchoconstriction episodes.
ASTHMA: “For moderate to severe persistent asthma additional treatments can be required including the use of inhaled corticosteroids. When inhaled corticosteroids and other treatments fail to control asthma or you have severe asthma with an eosinophilic phenotype, you may need an injectable or infusible biologic treatment.”
NASAL POLYPS: “Nasal polyps are soft, painless, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses. They hang down like teardrops or grapes. They result from chronic inflammation and are associated with asthma, recurring infection, allergies, drug sensitivity or certain immune disorders. Small nasal polyps may not cause symptoms. Larger growths or groups of nasal polyps can block your nasal passages or lead to breathing problems, a lost sense of smell and frequent infections. Treatment options include medications and surgery for removal. Injectable biologic treatments are available.”