Asthma is a chronic medical condition that requires ongoing management, even when you have it under control. The board-certified family medicine physicians at Partners in Family Health in York, Pennsylvania can help you manage your asthma with an individualized treatment plan. Call today or schedule an appointment with the online booking agent.
When you have asthma, the lining of your airway passages may swell and fill with mucus, leaving less room for oxygen to get through. This can leave you coughing, wheezing, and struggling to breathe. The severity of asthma varies from person to person, but it’s a chronic condition that requires ongoing medical management.
Although symptoms vary from person to person, common symptoms of asthma include:
You may experience these symptoms only under certain circumstances, such as when exercising or during allergy season.
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, the healthcare professionals at Partners in Family Health can test your lung function with in-office spirometry to assist in a diagnosis.
Your asthma may be due to a combination of your genetic profile and environmental exposures.
Common asthma triggers include:
To help manage your asthma, the healthcare professionals at Partners in Family Health classify your asthma based on severity. These classifications include:
The team at Partners in Family Health can help you manage your asthma by teaching you about your triggers and how to avoid them to reduce attacks.
In addition to lifestyle management, the team also provides medications.
You take these medications daily to help manage symptoms. These medications are considered the cornerstone of asthma management. Examples include:
Other medications offer immediate relief during an acute asthma attack. Examples include:
If your asthma is triggered by allergies, the healthcare professionals at Partners in Family Health may also recommend allergy medication to reduce symptoms and prevent attacks.
For asthma treatment and management, call today or book an appointment online.