If you have asthma it’s important that you know how to properly control your symptoms.
While you might assume it would be easy to tell whether or not you have asthma, sometimes it isn’t always that straightforward. In fact, some people battle with a persistent cough for months or even years before they find out they have asthma. If you have asthma our Fort Worth and Southlake, TX, allergists can help you get your symptoms under control. Here are some telltale signs of asthma,
- Tightness or heaviness in the chest (you may feel as if you never experience a full, deep breath)
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent coughing, which may be worse at night or first thing in the morning (a common symptom in children)
- Whistling or wheezing when breathing
- Increased mucus production (you may often need to clear your throat)
- Constant fatigue
Symptoms may be triggered by exercise, stress and your environment (e.g. exposure to chemicals or toxins). Those with uncontrolled asthma may also experience trouble sleeping, including restless sleep or difficulty falling asleep. You may also find that you are prone to more severe colds or that you get sick more often. If you or your child is dealing with these issues, it’s important that you turn to our Fort Worth and Southlake, TX, asthma specialists for an evaluation.
How Is Asthma Treated?
While being able to recognize and avoid triggers is one very important way to reduce asthma symptoms, we also know that it’s nearly impossible to avoid these triggers completely. This is where medication comes in. Anyone dealing with asthma will often be prescribed a long-term daily inhaler and a fast-acting medication.
A long-term inhaler is administered daily to lessen inflammation in the airways, while a fast-acting medication will provide you or your child will immediate relief when symptoms of an attack surface. Both medications are designed to reduce the severity and frequency of your asthma symptoms.
Texas Regional Asthma and Allergy Center in Southlake and Fort Worth, TX, wants to make sure that everyone from children to seniors get the asthma treatment and care they need. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of asthma or you are battling seasonal allergies, call us at (817) 421-0770 to schedule an appointment.