Asthma Diagnosis & Management


Diagnosis And Management

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 26 million Americans have asthma. This condition causes swelling of the airways and leads to trouble breathing, and in some cases, it can be life-threatening. If you suspect that you or your child suffer from asthma, Dr. Angela can help with potentially life-saving management methods. Call us at (972) 954-9826 today to schedule a consultation for a diagnosis.


Causes And Symptoms Of Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common diseases in America. It is the third most common cause of hospitalization among children younger than 15, and 18 million adults in the U.S. suffer from the condition. Some of the most common signs of asthma include:

  • Coughing, especially at night, during exercise or when laughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Wheezing (a whistling or squeaky sound in your chest when breathing)

These symptoms are often triggered by allergens (such as pollen, animal dander, or dust mites) and irritants in the air. Asthmatic symptoms are serious and can be fatal, so if you notice these signs call us today for a diagnosis.


Diagnostic Consultation

At Allergy & Asthma Care of Wylie, Dr. Angela takes the time to listen to your experience with asthmatic symptoms and discuss your medical history. Our thorough, proper diagnostic process often involves performing a physical exam and a lung function test. Once we determine whether you have asthma and the severity of your case, Dr. Angela will go over your best options for management and treatment.


Asthma Management Methods

While there is no cure for asthma, it can be managed with proper prevention and treatment. Asthma treatment can include both quick-relief and long-term medications, as well as allergy shots and sublingual (under the tongue) tablets. These medications will help manage symptoms and improve breathing. Dr. Angela will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your lifestyle and the severity of your asthma. She will find the right medicine, or combination of medicines, to help you manage your condition and restore your quality of life. For severe asthma sufferers who do not get relief from our traditional inhaler therapies, we also offer biologic therapies to treat your specific type of asthma and get you back to enjoying life.

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