Managing Your Asthma Symptoms
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that causes discomfort or difficulty breathing. Although there is no cure for asthma, your doctor can help you manage your symptoms for better health and comfort. In addition to asthma diagnosis and management, Allergy & Asthma Specialists offer allergy immunotherapy for patients with Asthma in King of Prussia.
Just like allergies, asthma can be triggered by exposure to certain substances. Dust, pollen, animal dander, and cockroaches are some of the most common airborne asthma triggers. Identifying your asthma triggers with the help of your allergy doctor will let you know which substances you should avoid to reduce or prevent asthma symptoms. Taking steps to improve the air quality in your home or office can also have beneficial effects.
There are a variety of medications that can help patients to manage asthma symptoms. Medications that are taken daily to control asthma are often called controller medications. Such medications include inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting beta-agonists, and leukotriene modifiers. Additionally, fast-acting quick-relief medications, sometimes called rescue medications, can help to manage more severe symptoms when they occur. These medications include short-term beta-agonists and oral or intravenous corticosteroids.
Develop a Plan
Together with your allergy doctor, you can develop a long-term asthma management plan. This plan may include medication, exercise, and immunotherapy or other treatments to reduce the severity and frequency of your asthma symptoms. Your personal asthma management plan will depend upon your age, health, lifestyle, and many other factors. The plan may include daily, weekly, or monthly diagnostics to monitor your health and lung function to help your allergist take steps to improve your health and reduce symptoms over the long term.
Board certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma Specialists. Allergy doctors at this premier medical practice provide comprehensive allergy and asthma diagnostics and state of the art treatment, including two types of immunotherapy, at offices located in center city Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule today online at www.AllergyandAsthmaWellness.com or by calling 1-800-86COUGH.