If you frequently experience shortness of breath or you hear a whistling or wheezy sound in your chest when you breathe, you may have asthma – a chronic condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.
Types of Asthma
There are many different types of asthma, brought on by many different triggers. Understanding what type of asthma you have can result in better treatment and quality of life.
Testing & Diagnosis
An allergist can determine if you have asthma through a series of tests. If you are diagnosed with asthma, your allergist will work with you to determine the best course of treatment, so you can manage your chronic condition.
Although there’s no cure for asthma, with the guidance of your allergist and a customized asthma treatment plan, you can manage this chronic condition and enjoy a full and active life.