Complete Asthma Relief
Do you restrict your activities because you quickly become out of breath? Do you often develop bronchitis during the Fall & Winter? Does your child have a persistent dry, cough that worsens at night? These are all early warning signs of asthma. At Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center in Hillsborough, New Jersey, we make asthma relief easy with a proper diagnosis and treatment.
What does asthma relief entail?
Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung disease characterized by recurrent breathing problems. The inflammation makes the airways smaller, making it more difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. People with asthma may deal with acute episodes when the air passages in their lungs get narrower, and breathing becomes more difficult. Sometimes episodes of asthma are triggered by allergens, although infection, exercise, cold air, and other factors are also important triggers.
Asthma is the most common serious chronic disease of childhood, affecting 9 million children in the United States. Children's airways are also sensitive to certain triggers, and these triggers can differ from person to person. Many children with asthma have what is termed “allergic asthma,” which means that allergens worsen their symptoms. For these children, exposure to allergens such as dust mites, mold, animal dander, and cockroaches can further irritate their “twitchy” airways, causing even more constriction, the production of excess mucus, and a tightening of the muscles that surround the airways.
Asthma can be a tricky disease to diagnose for a number of reasons, including the fact that there are other respiratory ailments with overlapping symptoms. Some children can seem symptom free for long-periods of time but then experience intermittent asthma “attacks.” Common symptoms that require allergy care can include the following:
- Wheezing or a Whistling Sounds
- Shortness of Breath or Rapid Breathing
- Chest Tightness
- Problems Feeding or Grunting During Suckling
- Avoiding Activities Such as Sports or Sleepovers
- Problems Sleeping Due to Nighttime Coughing or Difficulty Breathing
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Contact us to treat the issues related to your asthma. We offer asthma relief treatments for patients throughout Bridgewater, Clinton, and Hillsborough, New Jersey.