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Ankeny Asthma Treatments

What You Should Know

When it comes to detecting asthma, it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms so you can seek appropriate medical attention. Our Ankeny, IA allergists have diagnosed and treated countless patients dealing with this chronic lung disorder. Here’s what you should know about asthma:

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that causes tightening, inflammation, and spasms of the bronchial tubes, all of which can cause many symptoms, interfere with your child exercising or may increase their chances for chest infections.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, then it’s time to visit an allergist for a proper evaluation.

To schedule an appointment, or to learn more about our Ankeny asthma treatments, call Allergy Institute P.C. at (515) 619-5179 or contact us online.

How Is Asthma Treated?

To effectively manage asthma and to reduce the frequency of asthma attacks, an allergist will first identify triggers by allergy testing. After potential triggers have been identified we will test lung function. Depending on the frequency of their symptoms and the doctor will prescribe a short-acting medication to alleviate symptoms and most likely a long-term medication to control inflammation of the airways and mucus buildup.

Treatments for asthma in Ankeny will ultimately depend on the severity of your symptoms and health history.

Customized Asthma Treatment Plans

Our Ankeny allergist tailors an asthma treatment plan through a comprehensive assessment, including medical history, physical exams, lung function tests, and allergy testing. They will identify triggers and symptoms, then develop a personalized plan, prescribing appropriate medications, educating on inhaler techniques, and outlining specific actions for symptom management, prevention, and emergency response. Contact us for an appointment today.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Asthma?

Common warning signs of asthma include:

  • Chronic coughing (that may simply sound as if they are clearing their throat constantly)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Wheezing or whistling when breathing out
  • Fatigue
  • Rapid breathing

What Can Trigger My Child’s Asthma?

Many things can impact breathing. Therefore, it is important to pinpoint these triggers as soon as possible in order for you to avoid them. Common asthma triggers include:

  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Cockroaches
  • Pet dander
  • Exercise
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Air pollution
  • Cold air
  • Stress
  • Cold or flu
  • Fragrances, perfumes, and certain cleaning products

When Should I Go to the Doctor?

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, then it’s time to visit an allergist for a proper evaluation. You won’t be able to definitively tell if you have asthma or whether another respiratory condition or illness may be to blame for the symptoms; however, we have the proper tools to be able to check your breathing and lung health to determine whether or not you have asthma.

If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be experiencing symptoms of asthma, contact us online or give us a call at (515) 619-5179 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our Ankeny asthma treatments.

Commonly Asked Questions

How can I tell if my symptoms are due to asthma?

If you're experiencing chronic coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, fatigue, or rapid breathing, these could be signs of asthma. However, only a proper evaluation by an allergist can confirm if these symptoms are due to asthma or another respiratory condition. Our Ankeny allergists use specialized tools to assess lung health and diagnose asthma accurately.

Why should I choose Allergy Institute P.C. for my asthma treatment in Ankeny?

Choosing Allergy Institute P.C. for your asthma treatment in Ankeny means you'll receive care tailored to your unique needs. Our allergists conduct thorough assessments, including medical history reviews and lung function tests, to create a customized treatment plan. We are committed to educating our patients on managing their condition and providing ongoing support to ensure the best possible outcomes.

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