Treatment Options for Asthma in Sugarland

It is crucial to manage and treat your asthma to prevent asthma attacks. More importantly, a proper treatment plan can also reduce the deterioration of lung function as you age. 

While there are many effective asthma medications available, most fall into one of two categories – long-term control medications or quick-relief medications. Long-term control medications should be taken daily to address your symptoms and reduce the chances of an asthma attack. Quick-relief medications, which are also known as rescue medications, can be used to provide immediate relief for severe symptoms or an asthma attack.

Asthma Explained

Patients who have asthma have airways that may narrow as a result of inflammation and excess mucus, making it difficult to breathe. Additionally, patients may also experience chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing that can worsen at night or with physical activity. 

Other potential asthma triggers include air pollution, pet fur, dust mites, cigarette smoke, allergies, and inclement weather. Since asthma is a lifelong condition, it is important to create a treatment plan to manage your symptoms, so you can live comfortably. At Texas ENT Specialists, we can work with you to get your asthma under control.

Symptoms Commonly Associated with Asthma

  • Frequent coughing
  • Trouble breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Problems sleeping due to shortness of breath

Who is at Risk for Asthma?

Anyone can develop asthma, regardless of age, ethnic background, or gender. That said, although the cause of asthma is still unknown, it is clear that some people are at a higher risk. For example, if you have a family history of asthma, there is a higher chance you may develop it as well. Other risk factors include smoking, exposure to smoking, and some allergy-related conditions.

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About Our Sugarland Texas ENT Specialists 

Founded in 1997, Texas ENT Specialists is committed to providing asthma patients the treatments they need to achieve relief from their asthma symptoms. When you reach out to our Sugarland office, you can receive treatments from top-rated providers, allowing you to lead a full life.

Asthma Treatment FAQs

Can medications alone provide asthma relief?

Asthma treatments, particularly long-term control medications, can provide a substantial amount of relief from your symptoms. However, it is important that you also avoid the things that trigger your symptoms as much as possible. The more you reduce exposure to these irritants, the more controlled your asthma will be.

Will I always be on the same treatment plan?

The treatment plan that works for you today may not necessarily be the one you will need years from now. Asthma can change over time, which means your treatment plan may have to change with it.

How can I avoid my asthma triggers?

Identifying your triggers and avoiding them is just as important as the medications you take for your asthma. You should not smoke, and you should do your best to avoid places where you might be exposed to secondhand smoke. You should also avoid animal fur and pet dander, which means you should not keep any indoor pets.

Can children outgrow their asthma?

Asthma never really goes away. If your child developed asthma at a young age, it is possible they may exhibit fewer or no symptoms, but likely that their asthma may reemerge again in later years.

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