About 25 million Americans live with asthma. Left unmanaged, asthma can keep you from participating in your favorite activities, such as taking a walk or playing at the park with your kids. At Cure Allergy Clinic in Arlington, Texas, Dr. M. Waseem Imam , D.O. regularly works with patients to diagnose and treat asthma. Using cutting-edge treatment methods like advanced biologics, allergen immunotherapy, and inhalers, he can help you get your asthma under control. If you're living in the communities of Dallas, Irving, Euless, Bedford, Coppell, or Fort Worth, Texas, and are looking for effective asthma treatment, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that causes your airways to narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus. Without proper treatment, this leads to a variety of uncomfortable side effects, including coughing, wheezing, and trouble breathing.
Asthma affects everyone differently. For some people, it’s a minor nuisance. For others, it can trigger a life-threatening asthma attack. Though there’s no cure for asthma, with preventive measures and medication, you can manage and control the condition.
Asthma affects everyone differently. Some people experience asthma attacks regularly, while others only run into trouble every once in a while. Telltale signs of asthma include:
As your asthma gets worse, you might also need to use a quick-relief inhaler more often.
Cure Allergy Clinic diagnoses and treats several types of asthma, including:
The practice also treats eosinophilic asthma, a type of asthma characterized by abnormally high levels of white blood cells. If you have high levels of eosinophils in your blood, you’re more likely to experience severe respiratory symptoms.
To diagnose asthma, your provider at Cure Allergy Clinic completes a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you questions about your symptoms. They also conduct a pulmonary function test, called spirometry, to determine the health and strength of your lungs.
Spirometry measures the narrowing of your bronchial tubes by observing two factors: how much air you exhale after a deep breath and how quickly you breathe out. Prior to a spirometry test, you’re given a bronchodilator, a medication that opens your airways. If your lung function improves after taking medication, you probably have asthma.
Treatment for asthma depends on the severity of your symptoms and health history. Cure Allergy Clinic offers a variety of treatment options, including:
No matter the type of asthma you have, Cure Allergy Clinic can help you feel better.
If you’re interested in learning more about the different types of asthma treatment or you want to get your asthma under control, request an appointment at Cure Allergy Clinic by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.