Asthma is mostly an allergic lung condition that inflames and narrows the airways, making breathing difficult. Asthma is episodic with acute flare-ups followed by symptom-free periods. Most asthma attacks are short-term, lasting minutes to hours and may be fatal if not controlled in a timely manner. In the United States, there are approximately 25 million cases of Asthma of which one-third are children with preventable fatalities.
When you visit Dr. Buddiga, we make it a priority to comprehensively assess you or your child within a safe, nurturing environment. In most cases, we undertake considerable diagnostic testing with all new patients. Testing may include breathing tests or certain blood tests, which is necessary to determine which type of asthma to treat, for example, Allergic Asthma, Eosinophilic Asthma or other types of asthma. This process allows Dr. Buddiga to administer the best possible treatment and management plan for you and your family.
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A lung function test is easy and non-invasive: as you breathe into a filter, our computer digitally assesses your lung function, helping us determine if asthma or another lung condition is responsible for your symptoms. Whether you suffer from a cough, wheeze or shortness of breath, regular lung function tests help us monitor your response to treatment, as well as your current respiratory function.
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Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the respiratory system that makes breathing difficult and uncomfortable. When asthma is triggered, it causes the airways in your lungs to constrict, making it harder for air to pass through. Some asthma is triggered by allergies, allergic asthma, and others are triggered by lifestyle or environmental factors like stress, medication, air temperature, smoke, pollution, or other health conditions like an infection.
Symptoms of asthma include:
Severe symptoms that require immediate medical treatment:
Asthma is a clinical diagnosis usually determined by patient history signs and symptoms.
Tests usually performed that may indicate presence of asthma is “spirometry” or a pulmonary function test where the patient blows into a breathing handpiece with the filter that detects changes in lung volumes with time and also after bronchodilator administration.
The key to preventing worsening asthma symptoms is long-term prevention and control of the condition, which starts by understanding the triggers that cause inflammatory effects. In some cases, patients will use long-term medications (maintenance controller steroid inhalers such Fluticasone, Beclomethasone, Budesonide) to reduce swelling and inflammation in their airways, as well as quick-relief inhalers (Albuterol HFA, Levalbuterol HFA ) in the case of their symptoms being triggered. Because asthma can be triggered by allergies, your allergy and immunology specialist may also recommend allergy shots or latest biologics such as injectable monoclonal antibodies ( Omalizumab or Xolair®, Dupixent® , Fasenra® , CinqAir® or Nucala® ) for improved control.
Yes – poor control of allergies may lead to Asthma. Nearly 85% of Asthmatics have an allergic trigger
Significant allergies leading to inflammation in the lungs causing Asthma. Poor air quality or exposure to smoke from fires and inhalation of soot , diesel particles may also cause Asthma to flare.
Cold temperatures may cause the lung breathing tubes to constrict and result in an Asthma flare
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Asthma is mostly an allergic lung condition that inflames and narrows the airways, making breathing difficult. Asthma is episodic with acute flare-ups followed by symptom-free periods. Most asthma attacks are short-term, lasting minutes to hours and may be fatal if not controlled in a timely manner. Dr. Buddiga’s goal is to help you achieve optimal control of your asthma.Learn More
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