There’s probably no scarier feeling in the world — finding it hard to breathe. It may be a signal that you have asthma, a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. The condition causes recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.
At North Jersey Pulmonary Associates, our team of professionals is committed to your care and well-being, and we’ll work with you to identify your asthma triggers and create an action plan to help you manage your symptoms. We’ll give you guidance on taking your medicines properly, avoiding your particular asthma triggers, tracking your level of asthma control, responding to worsening symptoms, and seeking emergency care when needed.
Common triggers for asthma attacks include extreme weather changes, smoke in the air, air pollution, pet dander, dust mites and pollen. The condition is typically treated with two types of medications. Long-term control medicines help reduce airway inflammation and prevent asthma symptoms and quick-relief, or ‘rescue’ medicines relieve asthma symptoms that may flare up.
Most people who have asthma can safely manage their symptoms at home. But be sure to seek emergency medical attention whenever asthma symptoms are severe, worsening, or not improving despite following the action plan.
We’ll help you breathe easy
At the office of North Jersey Pulmonary Associates, our goal is to ensure your respiratory health and that includes keeping your asthma symptoms at bay so you can live the life you want. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, give us a call today.
By North Jersey Pulmonary Associates
January 20, 2020