Asthma

Midwest Allergy Sinus Asthma, SC

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. Your airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways become sore and swollen. That makes them very sensitive, and they may react strongly to things that you are allergic to or find irritating. When your airways react, they get narrower and your lungs get less air.

Symptoms include:

Wheezing
Coughing, especially early in the morning or at night
Chest tightness
Shortness of breath

Not all people who have asthma have these symptoms. Having these symptoms doesn’t always mean that you have asthma. Your doctor will diagnose asthma based on lung function tests, your medical history, and a physical exam. You may also have allergy tests.

When your asthma symptoms become worse than usual, it’s called an asthma attack. Severe asthma attacks may require emergency care, and they can be fatal.

Asthma is treated with two kinds of medicines: quick-relief medicines to stop asthma symptoms and long-term control medicines to prevent symptoms.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of:

Allergy
Allergy desensitization (Allergy shots)
Allergic rhinitis
Allergic conjunctivitis
Alpha-one Anti-trypsin deficiency
Anaphylaxis
Asthma
Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema
Chronic sinusitis
Chronic cough
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) / Emphysema
Contact Dermatitis
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Food Allergy / Intolerance
Hives (Urticaria) and Swelling (Angioedema)
Immunodeficiency Hypogammaglobulinemia
Medication (Antibiotics, aspirin, etc.) allergy
Other respiratory diseases
Other skin conditions (Psoriasis)
Pollen, Mold, Dust Mite and Pet allergy
Recurrent infection
Sports and Work Related Asthma
Severe or steroid-dependent asthma
Sinusitis
Vocal Cord Dysfunction Syndrome

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