Asthma

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You really can live your life without fear of asthma flareups. Determining the cause of your asthma is the first step. Then we tailor a treatment specifically for you.

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A little about asthma

Asthma symptoms occur when the lining of your airways swell and the muscles around them tighten. Mucus then fills the airways, further reducing the amount of air that can pass through. These conditions can then bring on an asthma “attack,” which is the coughing and tightness in the chest that’s typical of asthma.

Symptoms

The most common symptom of asthma is wheezing. This is a squealing or whistling sound that occurs when you breathe.

Other asthma symptoms may include:

  • coughing, especially at night, when laughing, or during exercise

  • tightness in the chest

  • shortness of breath

  • difficulty talking

  • anxiousness or panic

  • fatigue

  • chest pain

  • rapid breathing

  • frequent infections

  • trouble sleeping

 

The type of asthma you have can determine which symptoms you experience. Some people experience symptoms consistently throughout the day. Others may find that certain activities can make symptoms worse, not everyone with asthma will experience the same symptoms.

 

If you think the symptoms you’re experiencing could be a sign of asthma, make an appointment to see one of our physician specialists today.

 

Signs of an asthma flare-up may include:

  • coughing

  • wheezing

  • throat clearing

  • difficulty sleeping

  • chest pain or tightness

  • fatigue

 

If your symptoms worsen or don’t improve with the use of an inhaler, you should seek immediate medical treatment. Worsening symptoms include:

  • severe breathing difficulty

  • gasping for air

  • confusion

  • pale lips or fingernails

  • dizziness

  • difficulty walking or talking

  • blue lips or fingernails

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