Asthma Treatment and Asthma SpecialistIn Miami, Florida
Asthma often referred to as bronchial asthma, is a disease of the lungs that will usually be chronic, requiring ongoing medical management and treatment.
This problem affects around 25 million people in the United States alone, with more than five million affected minors. Without proper treatment, an asthma attack (no matter whether allergic asthma or other types) can be life-threatening.
What is an Asthma Attack?
During normal breathing, the muscles that surround the airways are in a relaxed state, enabling the air to move quietly and easily to the lung. When patients experience an asthma attack, usually, three things could happen:
- Inflammation: The airway linings may become swollen, obstructing proper airflow to the lungs.
- Bronchospasm: The muscles that surround the airways may tighten, narrowing the airways down and constricting them.
- Mucus production: During an attack, the body will naturally produce more mucus that can be thick, potentially clogging the airways.
When the airways tighten up, patients will usually start wheezing as they breathe. This is the noise the airways make when obstructed.
Asthma can be intermittent, persistent, and non-allergic, and there’s also allergic asthma. The latter occurs when people with allergies experience asthma attacks.
In the case of allergic asthma, allergens usually trigger the attack. Most often, allergic asthma is caused by allergens that are well-known to trigger other allergic reactions.
- Pet dander
- Dust mites
In the case of allergic asthma, the reactions can be seasonal. This means is that winter or fall can be more difficult for patients due to the higher pollen count in the air.
When it comes to symptoms, allergic asthma will also have the symptoms as other types of the disease, such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
Additionally, patients with allergic asthma might also experience allergy-related symptoms as well, like:
- A stuffy nose
- Hives and rashes
- Running or itchy eyes
Asthma Treatment and Diagnosis
If your health provider suspects that you might be dealing with allergic asthma, they may refer you to an asthma doctor or an allergist to establish a proper diagnosis.
The asthma doctor will ask you questions regarding your symptoms, medical history, history of allergies, and lung problems.
They may also order a chest X-ray or spirometry to establish an accurate diagnosis.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for asthma, and as such, the goal of asthma treatment is to control the symptoms.
With the help of an asthma doctor at the Miami Allergy and Immunology Center, asthma patients can get a personalized action plan that might include biologic therapies, anti-inflammatory compounds, and/or bronchodilators to keep symptoms in check.
Patient education is a critical aspect of asthma treatment and management. We can help our patients n learning the essentials of asthma monitoring and control.
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