Asthma is a condition that affects the respiratory system and causes mild to severe breathlessness. The cells of our immune system cause a reaction that alters the airway structure, resulting in the patient coughing and wheezing. It can be life-threatening if left untreated for a long time. At present, its causes are unknown, but it has been seen that factors like pollution, heredity, and allergies play an important role.
The most prominent symptom of asthma is difficulty breathing. The other signs include:
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If your asthma is triggered by allergies, which can be seasonal like pollens, food like peanuts, or any other such as cat hairs, regularly taking allergy shots can help relieve the symptoms. Allergy shots help to reduce sensitivity to allergens ensuring you don’t suffer even when you come in contact with the said allergens.
Steroids are necessary to reduce inflammations and are often the most common medications for asthma attacks. Usually, inhalers are preferred since they help reduce the symptoms faster. However, if your asthma is mild, you may be prescribed oral steroids.
The medications to relax the muscles around the airways are called bronchodilators and are prescribed by specialists to treat severe asthma. Bronchodilators relax the airways to make breathing easier while helping mucous move easily. These are emergency medications given to relieve symptoms instantly if you have severe asthma attacks.
When you visit us, we will do the following:
We will also assist you in managing your asthma by giving you an action plan to:
We understand how asthma can impact the quality of life and can even become life-threatening in some cases. Our primary care team offers comprehensive asthma care complete with diagnosis and treatment. We are led by Dr. Umayr Azimi, who is a board-certified in Internal Medicine and has extensive training to provide comprehensive care to adults aged 18 years and older.
You never have to wait weeks to get an appointment with our primary care team. All our registered patients can get immediate care with us.
Are you experiencing asthma symptoms and need urgent medical attention? Contact us at MI Express Primary Care for a thorough evaluation and a treatment plan to manage your condition. Breathe easy and freely with our comprehensive asthma care.
Umayr Azimi MD is an internist with medical expertise in acute care/hospital medicine, urgent care/occupational medicine, ambulatory/primary care medicine, and obesity medicine. He is dual board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Obesity Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Obesity Medicine.Read More