Quick Facts from the Asthma Center at Providence and Warwick

sthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung disease with three typical
characteristics, including airway obstruction, airway inflammation,
and hyper-responsiveness.
The physicians and staff at Providence and Warwick are
committed to early detection and prevention of asthma.
Click on the image to the left for a list of providers who
specialize in the care of Asthma.
The cause of asthma is unknown, but medical professionals have
determined that it is a type of inflammation of the airway that leads to the
contraction of airway muscles, mucus production, and swelling in the
Asthma attacks most commonly occur in children before age 5, adults in
their 30s, adults over age 65, people in urban communities, people with a
family history of asthma, and people with a history of allergies.
During an asthma attack, various problems can occur, including the
inflammation and clogging of the lungs and airways, difficulty breathing,
coughing, and wheezing.
Statistics from the American Lung Association indicate that asthma affects
approximately 20.3 million people in the United States, with 6 million of
them being children under the age of 18. Asthma is the leading chronic
illness among children in the U.S. It accounts for 14 million absences from
school annually. Asthma is the third-highest cause of childhood
Asthma Care Providers
Jennifer Albright
Susan Benson
Marc D’Ambrisio
Paul Fuller
Jerry Jones
Alyssia Kincaid
Jose Lovato
Raul Nbondga
Richard Surrey
Reyna Uberatna
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