- Lung disease caused by narrowing of airways in the lungs which can be partially or completely reversible.
- Asthma causes excessive mucus production and inflammation in the airways which can be reversible if treated early.
- Symptoms include Coughing, Wheezing, Chest Congestion/Tightness and Shortness of Breath.
- Asthma triggers are numerous but include allergens, viral infections, irritants such as smoke exposure, and weather.
- Controlling asthma involves identifying and avoiding triggers as much as possible.
- A family history of asthma increases the risk of developing asthma.
- Asthma can be either intermittent or persistent. Sometimes, chronic cough can be the sole manifestation of asthma.
- Most patients with asthma should be able to participate in all activities and function normally with proper management.
- Asthma medications include both controller medications and rescue medications.
- Allergists help identify triggers, perform pulmonary function and skin testing, customize treatment plan (medications and asthma action plan development) and monitor progress.
What People Say About Us!
As a first time patient, I was very satisfied with the level of service the receptionists and nurses offered, and I was blown away by Dr. Lewis. She was so understanding and informative, and made me feel validated. I would recommend this practice to anyone seeking allergy support, they will treat you well! Thank you all!
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