Symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath are signs that you might have asthma, especially if they have persisted for several weeks. Many factors, such as allergens or the weather, can trigger or aggravate asthma symptoms. The experienced providers at Texas Regional Asthma and Allergy Center in Southlake and Fort Worth, TX, treat asthma and can help you manage symptoms.
Asthma is a condition in which the airways in the lungs tighten and become narrow, as well as swollen and inflamed. This makes it difficult to breathe. Common symptoms of asthma include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain or tightness
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty sleeping
The symptoms of asthma can be triggered by many different factors, including exercise, weather conditions, certain health conditions, and even stress. Allergies can also aggravate asthma symptoms. Pollen, pet dander, dust, mold, and other allergens can cause a flare up of asthma symptoms.
Treatments for Asthma
Various treatments are available to decrease asthma flare-ups and help keep symptoms under control. The doctors at our asthma and allergy center in Southlake, TX, develop asthma treatment plans tailored to the needs of each patient. Some common methods for treating asthma include quick-relief rescue inhalers, inhaled corticosteroids, and oral medications. There are also inhalers that combine corticosteroids and beta agonists, which work to keep the airways open.
Immunotherapy is another option for treating asthma. This treatment targets the allergens that trigger asthma symptoms. Small doses of a specific allergen are either placed under the tongue or administered by injection. Continued exposure to the allergen helps the body build immunity to it. Eventually, the allergen no longer triggers asthma symptoms or produces an allergic reaction.
If you are suffering from asthma, we can help. Several effective options are exist for successfully managing asthma and its symptoms. Schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled providers to learn more about the different methods for treating your asthma by calling Texas Regional Asthma and Allergy Center in Southlake and Fort Worth, TX, at (817) 421-0070. For your convenience, we also have an office location in the Fort Worth/Keller area.