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Question by  Anthony9 (14)

What is reactive airways disease, and how long does it last?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Reactive Airways Disease is a catch-all term for a condition in which the airways become irritated under certain conditions. RAD does not imply a specific diagnosis. Children sometimes grow out of RAD; pregnant women sometimes develop it and then are no longer bothered by it after giving birth. There is no definite period for resolution.


Answer by  Alex44 (38)

Reactive Airways disease is more commonly reffered to as asthma. it is usually developed at a young age and can be developed by anyone, though some people have a higher predisposition toward it. Reactive Airways disease varies in severity, some only show symptoms rarely but it is widely known that it lasts for life.


Answer by  capri (52)

Reactive Airways Disease is characterized by shortening of breath, wheezing and cough. It is a defense mechanism of respiratory system against allergic substances or irritants. It can last for hours and can be fatal.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

RADS was developed to describe an asthma-like reaction to a single exposure to an irritating substance. It is sometimes used synonymously with asthma, and can also be used to describe asthma-like symptoms in an infant. Because of the wide use of the term, it is difficult to pinpoint length.

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