Any asthma specialist will tell you that no two cases of asthma are alike. While it afflicts children and adults alike, an asthma disorder affects the lower airway within the lungs. When these small airways are inflamed, the size of the airway opening is reduced and the amount of air that flows in and out of the lungs is decreased---and reduces the necessary oxygen to the bloodstream. Unfortunately, chronic inflammation can also lead to permanent damage of the airways and lifelong respiratory disease. Depending on a patient's individual case, physical activity and multiple irritants can trigger the inflammation that causes asthma; and, in some cases, many of the causes of asthma are unknown.
Allergy Medication Chicago
Previously undetected asthma conditions are often triggered by allergies. At ChicagoENT, we've got the experts on-site to treat whatever causes your asthma symptoms, including acute asthma prevention to chronic medical management. When you come to ChicagoENT as an asthma patient, one of our skilled asthma specialists will review your history and perform a complete medical exam. Then, we'll evaluate your particular diagnosis and review all the treatment options, from medications to inhalers.