If you often experience shortness of breath or you hear a whistling or wheezing sound when you breathe, you may have asthma. Asthma is a chronic condition that causes the bronchial tubes to become inflamed and narrow. These are the passageways that allow air to enter and leave the lungs. Learn more.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease and some of the symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. To effectively treat allergic asthma, we must identify and avoid the allergens that trigger symptoms using drug therapies and develop an emergency action plan for severe attacks. Exercise induced asthma results in wheezing or coughing during exercise or if physical exertion makes it difficult for you to breathe you may have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB).
Asthma may also complicate other medical conditions. Find out how to manage your asthma during illness or pregnancy. Asthma symptoms affect an estimated 26 million Americans today.
Learn about Diagnosing Asthma & Asthma Testing.
Learn about various Asthma Treatments & Medications available.
We expect our asthmatic patients to participate in everyday activities from competitive sports to a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. We spend a large amount of time on patient education which can involve the whole family especially in cases of childhood asthma. Testing for asthma is available for most patients and a definitive diagnosis is established. We take great pride in answering the question, “Do I really have asthma?” Xolair, the latest treatment of allergic asthma, is also available for our patients who qualify.
We are available for consultation and treatment of asthma in both adults and children.
Conditions We Treat
- Children’s Asthma
- Adult Asthma
- Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIB)
- Allergy-Induced Asthma
Treatments & Procedures
- Lung Function Testing
- Asthma Classification
- Asthma Action Plan Development
- Emergency Plan Development