About 26 million Americans suffer from asthma – 19 million adults and 7 million children – and it is a leading cause of lost days at work and school. Many people who suffer from asthma feel as though their symptoms, and even treatment, are set in stone by their allergist or primary care physician, but they don’t think about how they can work with their physician to constantly and consistently improve their symptoms. Moreover, they don’t know that allergists are the best trained specialists to help them create a plan to effectively deal with symptoms.
If you suffer from asthma, you may think you’re “on your own” when it comes to figuring out how to control symptoms and triggers. You might not realize there are resources and information available to help you navigate the tough road of asthma.
May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. It’s an opportunity to make people aware of useful tools to help control asthma. One of the goals of asthma treatment is to have a normal, healthy lifestyle that includes exercise. Allergists are specially trained to work with patients to reach goals that help them breath better and create healthier lifestyles.
Following is information that may help you understand how best to control your asthma:
Biologics: The New Frontier in Asthma
Some people who suffer from severe asthma have tried every treatment available, but nothing works. Biologics are personalized treatments that target specific, individual pathways that trigger the worst symptoms. Rather than relieving symptoms, the therapy attacks the source of the asthma at the cells that lead to allergic inflammation.