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The term "reactive airway disease"

Hey medical professionals of asthma.net what is your view of the term "reactive airway disease" technically speaking that's what I was diagnosed with, but my primary care physician categorized it as mild intermittent asthma. I know the term is somewhat controversial like the term "Asperger's" for neurodivergent autistic folks (which is another thing that I am, only I don't use the term "Asperger's"😉

  1. Hi Wild Tech, and thanks for this question. Many of us who work with patients have experience with 'reactive airway disease'.
    To start, I am sure you will gain some insight from these two articles (by our own John Bottrell), on this very topic:
    First, this one, on asthma subgroups: https://asthma.net/living/reactive-airways-dysfunction-syndrome.
    And next, this one, on reactive airway disease: https://asthma.net/living/reactive-airway-disease.
    I do hope this provides you with the information you are looking for.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator asthma.net)


    1. It's our pleasure, Wild Tech!
      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

    2. We like him, too. He certainly does some heavy lifting on here!

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