Asthma / Chronic Cough
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that affects the airways in your lung. During an acute asthma episode, the airway linings are swollen and inflamed. The airways also produce more mucus and the muscles around the airways tighten. All of this leads to narrower airways, which makes it harder to breathe.
Asthma may be triggered by allergies, colds, sinusitis, exercise, strong emotions (laughing/crying), smoke or pollution, and weather changes.
Asthma affects more than 24 million people in the U.S., including more than 6 million children (Source: NIH). It is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. While many people think asthma only comes on during childhood or that it “goes away”, it can occur throughout your life. It may also abate only to reoccur in middle age, for example.
Signs & Symptoms of Asthma
How We Can Help
Treatment of Asthma
Our healthcare team can help diagnose and treat asthma. We understand that patients also want to know what is causing their asthma. We help identify triggers through discussion and testing and coordinate a plan to better minimize exposure to those known triggers. We also educate and discuss treatments, including novel asthma biologic therapies. By working together, we want to keep you breathing easier and engaged in your active life!