If you’re one of the 26 million Americans living with asthma, you can find the long-term management solutions you need at Complete Allergy and Asthma. Asthma specialists Niti Chokshi, MD, and Brian Tison, MD, offer in-office lung function tests to confirm an asthma diagnosis. They also personalize a treatment plan using inhaled, injectable, and oral medications to prevent airway inflammation. Call the Houston, Texas, office today to schedule an asthma consultation or book an appointment online.
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that causes sudden inflammation of the airways. The inflammation narrows your airways, making breathing difficult. During an asthma attack, your lungs produce excess mucus, further interfering with breathing.
The root cause of asthma isn’t well understood, but your genetic history could play a role. Environmental factors also contribute to asthma, including:
Complete Allergy and Asthma offers comprehensive allergy care to children and adults. The experienced asthma specialists provide in-office lung testing to confirm your diagnosis. They also personalize a care plan to manage your condition in the long term.
Some people have occasional asthma symptoms that only occur during strenuous activity. Asthma symptoms can also be severe enough to reduce your quality of life.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Complete Allergy and Asthma if you or your child don’t yet have an asthma diagnosis but experience symptoms like:
If you already have a diagnosis, but your asthma therapy isn’t working well, you can meet with the providers to discuss a new treatment plan.
The providers offer spirometry, a diagnostic breathing test that measures how much air you can move in and out of your lungs and how quickly. They also review your personal and family medical histories. They might request additional diagnostic testing to rule out other respiratory conditions.
Your treatment plan for asthma depends on how severe your symptoms are and your overall health. The Complete Allergy and Asthma providers focus on controlling existing symptoms and preventing asthma attacks.
The physicians offer personalized care plans using asthma treatments like:
Inhaled medication quickly reduces airway inflammation so that you can breathe more efficiently. Oral medication is taken daily to relax the muscles around your airways.
If you have allergy-triggered asthma attacks, you’ll need prescription allergy medication, shots, or drops.
Biologics treat severe asthma symptoms. The injectable medications target cell receptors and antibodies responsible for airway inflammation to prevent shortness of breath and other asthma symptoms.
Call Complete Allergy and Asthma to schedule an asthma evaluation for yourself or your child, or book an appointment online today.