Asthma and Allergy Specialist
Dr. Jon E. Stahlman, MD and experienced team of asthma doctors near you treat children & adults of all ages living with asthma. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online. 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.
Live with your Allergies and Asthma!
Did you know everyday people around you with allergies and asthma do incredible things? They may be your friends, coworkers or family members. In the past they may have had to overcome difficulty breathing, a visit to the ER, or even the fear of dying from eating a cookie laced with peanuts. These same individuals work, play and travel all around the world daily and may be some of the healthiest people you know all with a little help from education and their medical providers. This is how they do it:
To truly live well with allergies or asthma is to understand what they are and how to handle them. This may include a visit to an allergy specialist and testing. Board certified allergists are trained to help patients find out exactly what their triggers are and how to avoid them. This may include skin or blood testing for allergies. They also act as your “coach or quarterback” to develop a plan to deal with triggers and symptoms. Patients and families who see their medical provider frequently ask great questions, research their treatment options and keep informed of new therapies.
For most allergic patients and asthmatics being “proactive” rather than “reactive” makes all the difference. These patients take the time to learn what medications they should take on a daily basis to prevent allergy or asthma symptoms. An “apple a day” approach goes a long way for these individuals and may include nasal or inhaled steroids, allergy medications such as antihistamines or even leukotriene blockers. Patients with both asthma or food allergies should all have “action plans” created to deal with severe episodes or reactions to accidental ingestion of their allergenic food (make sure to carry your epinephrine autoinjector everywhere). Having a game plan gives patients and their families comfort on a day to day basis.
People with asthma can do anything they set their mind to including participating in the Olympics, teaching, and travelling around the globe. Their allergy specialist is always working to maintain their “quality of life” and keep them active and healthy. When they vacation, they take their epinephrine autoinjector and let the restaurant staff know about their food allergies. They take their asthma medications daily so they can participate in activities such as running races or hiking in the woods. Some can play or visit with animals they are allergic to because of their medications or the benefits of allergy shots. In fact with a little help from an allergy specialist most people with allergies and asthma who follow a solid game plan can live, work and play with their friends and family and not have to worry a bit about their health. Need an Asthma Specialist near me? The Allergy & Asthma Center has allergy and asthma specialist in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, & Conyers, GA.