The exact cause of asthma is unknown, but there are environmental triggers that can make it worse. While asthma does not have a cure, the symptoms can be managed with proper care and instruction. At Texas ENT Specialists, our providers can help you control asthma symptoms and help stop them from interfering with your daily life. 

Asthma Management Treatment

The most important aspect of treatment is preventing asthma attacks before they start. This is achieved through understanding your attack triggers and taking medication to help manage symptoms. 

There are several types of medication available that can be used to help manage asthma symptoms and stop asthma attacks from frequently occurring. There are also medications that can be used to reduce the inflammation in the airways that lead to symptoms, and long-term oral medications that can be taken daily to help control symptoms. Inhaled corticosteroids or combination inhalers can also be used. 

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a medical condition in which the airways become inflamed and excess mucus is produced. When the airways become inflamed, they can become more narrow — which makes breathing challenging. Those with asthma can experience frequent bouts of coughing and wheezing, as well as chest tightness or pain. Asthma patients can also experience sleep disturbance due to coughing and shortness of breath.

The cause of asthma is not known, but most suspect it is a combination of genetic and inherited factors. Asthma patients experience “attacks” in which their symptoms become worse and breathing becomes even more difficult. Because asthma has no cure, the key to managing the condition is to limit the frequency and the severity of the attacks.

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Symptoms of Asthma

  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Coughing

Who Is Prone to Asthma?

Because the cause of asthma is unknown, it’s not precisely clear why certain patients develop it. Asthma can occur in children and adults of all ages. Those who smoke, have a family history of asthma, or have certain allergy conditions may be at increased risk.

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Our offices are home to top-rated providers who specialize in a wide range of ENT specialties. Texas ENT Specialists was founded in 1997 to help patients find lasting relief from life-impacting conditions.

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Asthma Management FAQ's

Is there any way to permanently cure asthma?

Asthma cannot be cured. Using certain medications and avoiding asthma triggers can help manage your symptoms.

Is asthma common in children?

Yes. Asthma is the most common chronic condition that affects children.

Are there medications that can help manage asthma?

Yes. Asthma can be managed through certain medications, including oral medications and inhalers. Some oral medications are taken daily to help prevent asthma attacks and manage symptoms.

If a parent of mine has asthma, will I also have asthma?

It is not guaranteed that you will also have asthma if a parent has it; however, you may be more likely to develop it.

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