Asthma Treatment

Asthma Testing and Treatment

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways in the lungs. Our Family Physicians understand the seriousness of this disease and want to help our patients manage their asthma and prevent future asthma attacks. There is no cure for asthma, but once it is properly diagnosed and a treatment plan is in place you will be able to manage your condition, and your quality of life will improve.

What are the signs and symptoms of asthma?

The most common symptom is wheezing. This is a scratchy or a whistling in the bronchial tubes accompanying breathing. Other symptoms include:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in the Chest
  • Pressure or Pain in Chest Area
  • Chronic coughing
  • Trouble sleeping due to coughing or wheezing 
  • Fatigue (your child may slow down or stop playing)
  • Coughing: Often more frequently at night than during the day
Patients who have asthma may only experience one symptom, while other patients may experience all of the symptoms at the same time. Each patient’s experience with asthma is different, and each asthma attack can be different from the last one.
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