Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that can vary in severity and cause breathing difficulties for its sufferers. It is defined as inflammation of the lung’s airways, causing an overproduction of mucus and the constriction of the lungs’ airways. This results in wheezing and difficulty of breathing which can increase your child’s chances of developing respiratory complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis, or flu.
Asthma can be successfully managed with proper treatment and lifestyle modifications. Standard treatment options include emergency inhalers, steroid/anti-inflammatory medication, and nebulizers. Lifestyle changes can help with reducing the severity of asthma symptoms, such as avoiding/eliminating allergens or triggers in the environment, learning how to anticipate an attack, using air filters, and taking prescribed medications as directed. We offer in office spirometry to effectively diagnose and manage your child’s asthma.