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Asthma Specialist

Allergy and Asthma Consultants

Allergy and Immunology located in Atlanta, Cumming, Duluth and Roswell, GA

If you suffer from asthma, having an idea of what it is and how to treat it can dramatically improve your experience of the condition. The team at Allergy and Asthma Consultants in Atlanta, Cumming, Roswell, and Duluth, Georgia, has years of experience helping their patients effectively manage their asthma so that they can keep doing the activities that they love. To learn more, call the office nearest to you or use the online scheduling tool today to book your first appointment.

Asthma Q & A

What is asthma?

Being able to breathe freely is a gift that most people take for granted. For those with asthma, it doesn’t always come easily. Asthma is a chronic medical condition that inflames and narrows the air passageways, causing it to become difficult to breathe. Asthma is widespread, with estimates that 25 million Americans suffer from the condition. Symptoms can range from mild to extremely severe, even becoming life-threatening at times. The severity of asthma can be divided into several different classifications, including:

  • Mild intermittent asthma
  • Mild persistent asthma
  • Moderate persistent asthma
  • Severe persistent asthma

In addition, there are over 10 different types of asthma, each presenting in a different way or at a different stage of life. Speak with the experts at Allergy and Asthma Consultants if you suspect that you or a loved one has asthma. 

What are the symptoms of asthma?

It is important to be able to recognize asthma symptoms in order to be able to know when and how to treat them. The most recognizable symptoms are shortness of breath and wheezing while breathing. This is because of the airway constricting. In addition, those with asthma can also have red or swollen bronchial tubes, as well as overly sensitive airways. 

What triggers asthma?

As with other conditions such as allergies, asthma symptoms are activated by various triggers. Common asthma triggers include:

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Exercise
  • Colds or the flu
  • Allergens
  • Pollens
  • Strong odors
  • Anxiety

Many more triggers are possible. To learn more about what may be causing your asthma, speak with the team at Allergy and Asthma Consultants. 

What is an asthma attack?

If you suffer from asthma, you probably are familiar with an asthma attack, which is a rapid worsening of your asthma symptoms, often leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Asthma attacks can be incredibly uncomfortable and quite serious and account for millions of emergency room visits each year. 

To learn more about asthma and what you can do to effectively manage the condition, call the nearest office or go online today to schedule your first appointment with the team at Allergy and Asthma Consultants.