Asthma Symptoms and Treatment
A chronic disease of the airways, asthma tends to most often strike younger adults, between adolescence and the age of 40. At Pulmonary Associates in Southern Nevada, we treat adults with asthma but also have allergists who focus exclusively on children with asthma.
Asthma inflames and narrows the airways, making it difficult to breathe. Symptoms include chest pain and wheezing. The episodes tend to be temporary but can recur more frequently under certain circumstances. The triggers vary from person to person, but may include environmental irritants like dust, mold, and pet dander. Asthma is believed to involve a genetic component, as well.
Adults with asthma should visit a pulmonologist, an expert in lung and respiratory diseases, because asthma is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There may be lifestyle choices you can change or medications you can take to help prevent future lung diseases.
Let us help you get your asthma under control. Make an appointment with the experts at Pulmonary Associates by calling (702) 384-5101 or use our convenient online appointment request form.