Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
Asthma is a lung disease characterized by
inflammation of the airways and reversible narrowing of the airways, causing
shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and cough.
is asthma that is caused by a specific agent in the workplace.
agents can cause occupational asthma.
Symptoms can begin immediately with
exposure or even years later.
Occupational asthma is diagnosed by a thorough
history and physical exam, combined with testing of lung function.
mostly involves completely avoiding the offending agent as soon as possible,
combined with routine asthma treatments.
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