Asthma Diagnosis & Treatment in Darien, CT
Asthma Treatment in Darien, CT
We Can Help You Breathe Easier
People who suffer from asthma often have difficulty breathing, but Advanced Allergy, Immunology & Asthma, P.C. can help. We diagnose and treat asthma in patients from Darien, CT and the surrounding area. Dr. Denis Bouboulis – an internationally-recognized practitioner – leads our team of healthcare providers who are committed to helping patients breathe easier and live fuller lives. We have been serving the community for more than 20 years and have developed a reputation for providing high-quality care and delivering long-lasting results. If you or a loved one has asthma, call us today to learn how we can help.
Understanding the Basics of Asthma
Asthma is a common respiratory condition that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes, making it difficult for air to enter and leave the lungs. It affects roughly 26 million Americans, 6 million of whom are children. It is among the most common chronic childhood ailments and accounts for nearly 14 million missed school days every year. The condition does not result in constant struggles, but triggers such as exercise, illness, or allergens can cause an asthma attack. Our staff wants to minimize your risk of asthma symptoms and control your condition. The first step is recognizing the signs of asthma so that we can treat them safely and effectively.
Recognizing Asthma Symptoms
Many individuals are unaware they have asthma because their symptoms are so mild. But the illness can nevertheless become dangerous if left untreated. Various stimuli can trigger an asthma attack that makes it difficult to breathe, among other physical reactions. Exposure to allergens, excessive emotions that affect normal breathing patterns, and strenuous exercise can all cause an asthma sufferer’s bronchial tubes to narrow. Among the other symptoms you may experience are:
- Chest tightness
- Shortness of breath
There Are Several Different Types of Asthma
There are two main types of asthma. Allergic asthma is triggered by an allergen such as smoke, mold, or pet dander. The non-allergic variety becomes problematic as a result of stress, exercise, illness, and even some medications. Our allergist at Advanced Allergy, Immunology & Asthma, P.C. can help you manage either type of asthma so that you can maintain a regular routine. We work with adults and children to control asthma symptoms.
Our Team Can Diagnose Asthma in You or Your Child
If you suspect you or your child may have asthma, you should schedule an appointment at Advanced Allergy, Immunology & Asthma, P.C. We will take time to understand your symptoms and review your medical history before performing tests to confirm a diagnosis. Among the most common ways to test for asthma is by using a spirometer. This instrument measures the air you breathe in and out to determine how well your lungs are working. We may also perform skin or blood tests and take chest x-rays for additional information.
We Provide Comprehensive Asthma Treatments
After receiving an asthma diagnosis, most patients immediately want to develop a treatment plan. Our team will work with you to control your symptoms and enable you to lead a full, healthy life. We will first identify the stimuli that trigger your asthma attacks. Knowing what to avoid will help minimize your risk of adverse reactions. Additionally, we offer a variety of treatment options. Many individuals benefit greatly from medication. Short-term medications provide immediate relief from asthma symptoms, while long-term control medicines help prevent symptoms from occurring. We will determine the ideal combination for you. Additionally, we offer immunotherapy treatments in the forms of allergy shots and sublingual tablets. Each helps control symptoms and minimize risk.
Contact Advanced Allergy, Immunology & Asthma, P.C. Today
Living with asthma can be difficult without the proper treatment plan. Advanced Allergy, Immunology & Asthma, P.C. provides relief to patients in and around Darien, CT. We are adept at diagnosing and treating asthma safely and effectively. Our team offers an array of services to keep you happy and healthy. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.