According to the CDC, roughly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma. If an asthma trigger is present, your lungs may start to swell and your airways become narrow, making it difficult to breathe. Although asthma is not yet curable, Dr. Brauer can discuss your condition with you, pinpoint exactly what is triggering your asthma, and suggest the best treatment options to help you live with your condition.
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Discover several frequently asked questions about asthma attacks.
Why do asthma attacks occur?
There are certain particles that can cause a negative reaction inside your lungs, initiating an asthma attack. Many people experience an asthma attack when they are near tobacco smoke, dust mites, pollution, pet dander, and mold. It’s important to know exactly what triggers your asthma and to avoid it, if possible. If you can’t avoid the trigger, make sure to use your inhaler.
Are there treatment options available?
Yes! Asthma medicine comes in two types – quick relief medicine and long-term control medicine. If you’re experiencing an asthma attack, quick relief medicine can decrease your symptoms (wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, etc.). If you’ve been diagnosed with this condition, long-term control medicine helps you have less severe and fewer attacks.
What is an Asthma Prevention Plan?
If you or your child has asthma, it’s important to talk to your doctor about creating an asthma prevention plan. This plan will outline every trigger that will cause an asthma attack and treatment option that should be used in the event an attack takes place. This plan can be given to people who interact with the asthmatic person daily, people such as co-workers, teachers, and family members.
Dr. Brauer has helped hundreds of people with asthma by educating them and creating custom Asthma Prevention Plans. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Brauer today for a healthier tomorrow.