According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, 10 Americans die from asthma every day. Many of these deaths are preventable, as proper treatment and care are available. Dr. Brauer is passionate about educating her patients about their asthma symptoms and discussing available treatment options. Discover the details to both:
Asthma symptoms vary from person to person and depend on what is causing their asthma to flare. For example, if you have asthma that is prompted by allergies, your asthma symptoms will increase when you’re around the asthma trigger. If you suffer from exercise-induced asthma, you’ll most likely experience asthma symptoms during and after you exercise. Knowing what type of asthma you have will determine what symptoms you experience. The most common asthma symptoms include:
- Chest tightness or pain
- Chronic coughing
- Coughing until vomiting
- Recurrent bronchitis requiring steroids or breathing treatments
- Scratchy, whistling sound when breathing
- Trouble sleeping due to coughing or wheezing
It’s not uncommon for children to show only one of the above symptoms. If you think your child has asthma, talk to Dr. Bauer right away.
The first step toward treating your asthma is to determine exactly what is causing your asthma symptoms. Dr. Brauer can identify what triggers your asthma and educate you on how to avoid it, what to do if you feel the onset of asthma symptoms, what to do during an asthma attack, and more. From using an inhaler to taking medication to help control your asthma, treatment is available for you to live a healthy life.
Additionally, Dr. Brauer can help you create an Asthma Action Plan that outlines how to manage your asthma. This document is important to give to people like teachers, coworkers, or anyone that is around you (or your child) every day.