Adult & Pediatric Asthma
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What Is Asthma?
Asthma can make breathing difficult due to inflammation in the airways. Children have smaller airways that can become easily inflamed when exposed to any triggers. Inhalation of pollen, a cold, allergens, exercise, or even seasons of weather can all be asthma triggers. Asthma interferes with day to day activities, sports, school, and sleep.
What Are Symptoms of Asthma?
You or your child may experience one or more symptoms at a time and can mistaken asthma as allergies, a chest cold, or bronchitis. Some symptoms of asthma may include a nagging cough that lingers for more than two weeks, wheezing, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest congestion or tightness.
Any symptom of asthma must be taken seriously or it can worsen. Some children grow out of their asthma, though it can continue into adulthood. This can eventually lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), meaning the airways become permanently narrowed. With the right treatment, these symptoms can be kept under control.
What Causes Asthma?
No one knows the exact cause of asthma, but there are factors that play into an over sensitive immune system which can cause the airways to swell. Asthma can be genetically passed down through family members. Having respiratory or airway infections at a young age can trigger one’s asthma. Exposure to air pollution, secondhand smoke or weather changes can all be ways to trigger asthma.
What Can Prana Health Do For You?
Prana Health’s staff can perform breathing tests and in-house scopes, tailor an asthma education plan, and enroll your child in our state-of-the-art inhaler monitoring program. As we monitor the need for the inhaler, we will look for early signs of worsening asthma. This monitoring allows us to step in quickly and adjust medications when needed. Prana Health can provide pulmonary function testing starting at age three as well as respiratory education with air quality testing within the home.
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