Asthma is a respiratory condition affecting millions in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms of asthma include difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, and wheezing. These symptoms can make it difficult to participate in certain activities or get a restful night’s sleep. The experienced physicians at the Maranatha Medical Plaza In Valdosta, can develop an individualized treatment plan to help manage asthma symptoms.
One of the most recognized symptoms of asthma is difficulty breathing, but many other symptoms can occur, as well. Someone with asthma could experience any of the following symptoms:
- Rapid breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Pain or tightness in the chest
- Difficulty sleeping
- Coughing at night
Many factors can trigger asthma symptoms to flare up. Common asthma triggers include exercise, the weather, allergies, certain foods or medications, and being around smokers. Having a cold, sinus infection, the flu, or another respiratory conditions can also aggravate asthma symptoms. Avoiding known triggers and irritants could help reduce asthma flare ups.
Treatments for Managing Asthma
Asthma does not go away so it is important to seek treatment. Valdosta Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic at Maranatha Medical Plaza can recommend specific treatments to help control asthma symptoms. With the right treatment plan, you or a loved one can experience more restful sleep and enjoy participating in sports and other activities.
The right treatment can depend on what specific factors tend trigger symptoms. If allergies usually cause an asthma flare up, then treating the allergies through sublingual immunotherapy or another method might be part of the treatment plan. Getting the allergies under control should also reduce associated asthma symptoms. Other options for treating asthma include portable inhalers and prescription medications. The team at Valdosta Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic can discuss various treatment options with you.
We can help you manage asthma symptoms.
Schedule an appointment today by calling Maranatha Medical Plaza In Valdosta at (405) 578-5400.