Does Asthma Go Away?
Asthma is a medical condition that causes tightening and swelling of the airways. The proper amount of oxygen is not delivered to the lungs due to airway obstruction, resulting in breathing problems. Asthma symptoms might last a lifetime. However, your asthma may go into suppression for months or years. If you or your child has asthma, our professionals Dr. Jon E. Stahlman, MD, and his team will work with you to create a treatment plan that will allow you to live a healthy, active life. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Lawrenceville GA, Atlanta GA, Conyers GA, and surrounding areas.
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For an asthmatic person, symptom management and treatment are important and can allow the person to live a more active, healthier lifestyle. We’re able to help in a great number of ways here at the Allergy & Asthma Center. If you or a loved one needs asthma treatment, get in touch with our clinic today. We’ll tell you everything else you’d like to know about our clinic and asthma treatment.
Symptoms can vary a lot and occur at different times from person to person. Sometimes symptoms can be so severe that they require going to the emergency room (ER). They generally include:
● Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
● Coughing or wheezing, and sometimes coughing or wheezing attacks
● A whistling or wheezing sound while exhaling, which is an especially common sign of asthma in children
● Chest discomfort/tightness
● Any of the above symptoms that flare up during exercise, when exposed to workplace irritants like chemical fumes, with a viral infection like the flu, or with allergies like a pollen allergy
Asthma cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be managed or relieved significantly. This is something we can help with here at Allergy & Asthma Center.
At an allergy and asthma clinic like ours, professionals can diagnose asthma and its causes and help a patient manage the condition. For a patient with allergic asthma, allergy testing will reveal allergens the patient should avoid, like mold, pet dander, or dust. However, avoiding allergens may not be enough for a patient like this, and it doesn’t apply to a patient with non-allergic asthma, so in these cases, other methods and treatments should be considered. They can include:
● A long-term plan for managing symptoms
● Use of an air conditioner or a dehumidifier
● A controller medication to help prevent asthma attacks
● A quick-acting (rescue) inhaler for asthma attacks
● A nebulizer instead of an inhaler for younger children and patients who have difficulty with inhalers
● Vaccinations for influenza and pneumonia can prevent the conditions from triggering flare-ups
● Allergy medications for allergic asthma
● Allergy immunotherapy for some cases of allergic asthma
Please remember that whenever a situation is or could be life-threatening for a patient, the only option is to get treated at the ER. For long-term asthma management, come see us here at Allergy & Asthma Center.
In most cases, asthma can be managed with the help of a primary care doctor like ours here at Allergy & Asthma Center. Our doctor can help you come up with a comprehensive treatment plan, and your plan can be adjusted based on whether your symptoms change. For instance, if your treatment plan is effectively controlling your asthma, the doctor may prescribe less medication. If your asthma isn’t controlled or is getting worse, the doctor might recommend more frequent visits or another approach to treatment. Our doctor can network with other healthcare professionals and specialists if necessary.
Yes, we do! We offer asthma treatment in Lawrenceville GA, Atlanta GA, Conyers GA, Suwanee GA, Duluth GA, Grayson GA, Decatur GA, Brookhaven GA, Lithonia GA and Covington GA. If you or a loved one needs our help with asthma, give us a call today. We’ll answer any of your questions and, if you like, get you booked in for a consultation with us. You can book your consultation with us online if you’d prefer that instead.
With our assistance, you’ll be able to manage your asthma and have the active lifestyle you want. The first step is to reach out to us at the Allergy & Asthma Center! For more information, contact us or book an appointment. We serve patients from Lawrenceville GA, Atlanta GA, Conyers GA, Suwanee GA, Duluth GA, Grayson GA, Decatur GA, Brookhaven GA, Lithonia GA and Covington GA.