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Dr. Posner sees patients in the Collegeville, King of Prussia, Blue Bell and Pottstown offices. Dr. Jakabovics sees patients in the Doylestown and Blue Bell offices.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness due to tightening of the airways. These symptoms occur during flare ups called asthma attacks, which can be highly disruptive for your routine. While there is no cure for asthma, symptoms can be significantly reduced with the right medical care and daily habits. If you have just been diagnosed with asthma, take a look at these helpful steps for keeping your symptoms in check.
Know the major triggers
Asthma triggers may vary from person to person, but some common triggers for flare-ups include allergens (pollen, mold, dust mite dander), stress, airborne irritants, cigarette smoke, acute respiratory illnesses, and certain over-the-counter drugs such as aspirin. Understanding the triggers for your asthma can help you minimize asthma attacks and breathe easier.
Ask your doctor about medication
Aside from emergency asthma medication such as fast-acting inhalers, you may benefit from more preventive solutions like immunotherapy, aspirin desensitization, and prescription medications. Your allergy doctor will be able to provide the most effective treatments for your needs with a thorough evaluation of your health history and respiratory function.
Increase physical activity
While exercise can be a trigger for asthma, it may also be helpful in managing symptoms for some patients. You should ask your asthma and allergy doctor about safe ways to incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle so that you can increase your respiratory health over time.
Create an emergency plan
Even with well-managed asthma, you could still have an asthma attack. You will want to prepare by keeping an inhaler on hand and knowing steps to relax your breathing should you experience a bout of asthma.
Under the care of Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM, you can learn to keep your asthma under control with personalized treatment at any of our 8 locations in King of Prussia, Center City Philadelphia, Pottstown, Collegeville, Doylestown, Jenkintown, or Lansdale. You can also find detailed information about a number of allergic diseases or schedule an appointment by visiting us at allergyandasthmawellness.com or by calling 1-800-86COUGH, ext 2.