It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Asthma Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-28-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Green, Ohio, USA
Posts: 6
melissa44685 HB User
astma or bronchial spasms?

I am 23 and while I was in 9th grade I went to the doctor because I was always extremly out of breath during gym and while going up stairs. My doctor did no breathing tests, but told me I had bronchial spasms and sent me on my way. It seemed better in high school, but now I am in college and find myself so out of breath from just walking through the parking lot into the school, or up stairs. I get soo out of breath it's even hard for me to talk. I don't wheeze, just out of breath and dizzy sometimes. I'm going another doctor, but would like your take on it? What are some differences between astma and broncial spasms? Any input would be appreciated! thanks!

Old 10-29-2008, 03:43 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 1,263
gcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB User
Re: astma or bronchial spasms?

There is NO difference between bronchial spasms and asthma. They both refer to a contraction in the "smooth" muscle, or involuntary muscle
in the wall of the bronchi which conduct air through your lungs.

Some people have a one time "bronchial spasm" in response to chemicals or other irritants but never have another attack. In your case, it sounds like you've had recurring spasms which is, by definition, asthma.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 11-01-2008, 09:17 AM   #3
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Green, Ohio, USA
Posts: 6
melissa44685 HB User
Re: astma or bronchial spasms?

Thanks for the info!

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
how to stop bronchial spasms bridge203 Asthma 1 02-25-2009 11:26 AM
Bronchitis and Bronchial spasms? crudpuppy Asthma 1 10-08-2008 08:14 PM
Bronchial spasms ashtif12 Asthma 1 06-14-2008 04:40 AM
Bronchial Spasms?!? RedMan1972 Asthma 3 04-05-2008 07:52 PM
Spasmodic Bronchial Asthma stevie_23 Asthma 1 05-26-2006 05:34 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.


There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added

Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to for complete list)

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:40 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!