Pearland Asthma Treatment Options

There are many effective medications available to treat asthma. Long-term control medications can be taken regularly to reduce symptoms and lower your chances of suffering an asthma attack. Moreover, this type of medication can also help prevent the deterioration of lung function as you age. For emergencies, such as an asthma attack or severe symptoms, quick-relief medications can be taken to open up your airways.

Inhaled corticosteroids are among the most common and effective anti-inflammatory medications used for the treatment of asthma. Reach out to Texas ENT Specialists to learn more about your options.

An Overview of Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition that has no cure. Although it is unclear what causes asthma, there are many triggers that can cause a patient’s air passages to narrow and inflame, resulting in several symptoms, including coughing and trouble breathing. These symptoms can also worsen at night or when exercising, especially when the weather is cold.

Asthma can also change as you age, especially if you developed it as a child. You may go through periods without any symptoms, though it is likely it will eventually reemerge, which is why it is important to always have a treatment plan in place.

Common Symptoms of Asthma

  • Difficulty breathing or breathlessness
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Pain and tightness in the chest
  • Inability to sleep 

Who Develops Asthma?

There is no definitive cause of asthma, but there are some factors that researchers believe may increase the chances of developing it. For example, if you were a heavy smoker or you have a family history of asthma, you may be at a higher risk. Other risk factors include other allergic conditions, premature birth, exposure to pollution, and occupational exposure to fumes and chemicals.

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Meet with Texas ENT Specialists in Pearland

If you are suffering from asthma and are seeking relief, Texas ENT Specialists can provide the treatment you need. Our top-rated asthma doctors in Pearland specialize in a variety of ENT specialties and will help create a proper treatment plan that addresses your asthma symptoms.

Asthma Treatment FAQs

Can asthma attacks be life-threatening?

When you have an asthma attack, the airways of your lungs swell up, reducing the amount of air you are able to get in and out of your lungs. Mucus will begin to clog up your airways, making it even more challenging to breathe. In severe cases, an asthma attack can be life-threatening, which is why you should always have quick-relief medication and avoid your triggers.

Is it worse to develop asthma as an adult?

Asthma can be more severe if it begins in adulthood, especially if you already have other health complications, such as heart disease, which make breathing even more challenging. However, proper treatment can help make asthma symptoms more manageable.

Can an air purifier improve my asthma?

No one knows if air purifiers are truly effective for reducing asthma symptoms. However, if you choose to buy one, make sure you use it correctly. Keep the windows and doors closed in the room where you plan to use the air purifier.

What is a combination medication?

Combination medications offer both quick-relief and long-term control. If you opt for this form of treatment, there may be times when you are consuming more or less medication than you need.

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