Watch the video below to see how eosinophils drive airway inflammation in people with eosinophilic asthma:
Eosinophils (e-o-sin-o-phils) are white blood cells that are a normal part of the body’s immune system. But for some people with asthma, they can cause inflammation in the airways.
In eosinophilic asthma, eosinophils trigger inflammation in the lungs.
More harm to the lungs
In a recent study of severe asthma patients…
~70% were categorized as most likely to have the eosinophilic asthma type.
Your asthma may be uncontrolled if you experience at least one of the following:
These can be signs that your asthma is uncontrolled and could be eosinophilic asthma.
There are treatment options for managing eosinophilic asthma.
If your asthma is uncontrolled on current treatments, a blood test may help your doctor get a better understanding of your asthma. It may help you and your doctor figure out the appropriate asthma management plan and treatment for you.
Your doctor may ask an asthma specialist to join the conversation with your lungs.
If you and your doctor suspect that your asthma is eosinophilic asthma, you may be referred to an asthma specialist such as an Allergist or Respirologist.
An Allergist specializes in identifying allergies and their triggers.
Sometimes called a “lung doctor”, a Respirologist specializes in helping people with breathing problems such as asthma.
Talk to your doctor, and give your lungs a voice.
Learn how eosinophilic asthma can be identified and find out if you could benefit from a referral to a specialist.