Asthma is often a chronic disease that many people have suffered from for years and may not even realize it. However, there have been significant advances in the treatment of asthma and allergies in the last decade. At Yager Family Medicine, located in Chamblee, Georgia, Joshua Yager, MD, and his team offer both maintenance therapy to prevent exacerbation of the disease and acute treatment when the disease flares. To schedule an appointment, call the office, or you can request one online at any time.
When you have asthma, the lining of your airway passages may swell and fill with mucus, leaving less room for oxygen to get through. This can leave you coughing, wheezing, and struggling to breathe. The severity of asthma varies from person to person, but it’s a chronic condition that requires ongoing medical management.
Although symptoms vary from person to person, common symptoms of asthma include:
You may experience these symptoms only under certain circumstances, such as when exercising or during allergy season.
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, the health care professionals at Yager Family Medicine can test your lung function with in-office testing to assist in a diagnosis.
Your asthma may be due to a combination of your genetic profile and environmental exposures.
Common asthma triggers include:
To help manage your asthma, the healthcare professionals at Yager Family Medicine classify your asthma based on its severity. These classifications include:
Regardless of which type of asthma is affecting you, the team at Yager Family Medicine can help treat and manage your condition.
Your provider at Yager Family Medicine can help you manage your asthma by teaching you about your triggers and how to avoid them to reduce attacks.
In addition to lifestyle management, the team also provides medications.
You take these medications daily to help manage symptoms. These medications are considered the cornerstone of asthma management.
Other medications offer immediate relief during an acute asthma attack. Examples include:
If allergies trigger your asthma, the healthcare professionals at Yager Family Medicine may also recommend allergy medication to reduce symptoms and prevent attacks.
For asthma treatment and management, call the office today, or you can book an appointment online.