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What is asthma?

By 27 August 2020September 16th, 2020No Comments

Asthma is a respiratory disease related to chronic inflammation of the bronchi characterized by obstruction of the airways leading to the lungs.


  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Cough
  • Breathlessness

There are more than 4 million asthmatics in France (6.7% of the population and 9% of children). It is the leading chronic disease of children and causes 1000 deaths per year in the under 65s. (Source Asthme et allergies association).

The Spirolyser® Q13® spirometer is a tool for the diagnosis and management of asthmatics. If you have asthma and have never had a spirometry test, talk to your doctor.