Asthma Treatment

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Asthma is a chronic condition in which the lungs produce extra mucus and the airways narrow, causing shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. If an asthma attack is severe enough, it can be life-threatening. If you’re suffering from asthma, Allergy and Asthma Center of San Jose can help you find a treatment plan that works.

Asthma: What Causes It?

Asthma can be triggered by a number of allergens and environmental factors. Airborne pathogens like mold, pollen, pet dander, perfume or cologne, cigarette smoke and bug feces have been linked to asthma attacks.

Other asthma triggers include respiratory infections, exercise, cold weather, high or low humidity, medications, and stress.

Some individuals are more at risk of developing asthma than others. The following risk factors significantly raise the risk of developing asthma:

  • Family history of asthma
  • Having allergies like hay fever, food allergies or contact dermatitis
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Working in a space that has poor air quality 

Even without these risk factors, asthma can develop as you age. Asthma symptoms also often change over time, necessitating an adjustment to treatment.

Asthma Treatment at Allergy and Asthma Center

Allergy and Asthma Center of San Jose is proud to specialize in asthma treatment and preventative methods.

It’s important to note that nearly 80% of children and up to 70% of adults suffering from asthma also have allergies. This makes allergy diagnosis vital to treating and preventing asthma. At Allergy and Asthma Center, we carefully evaluate each of our patients to determine any allergic triggers that may lead to an asthma attack.

During your appointment, Dr. Lozano will talk with you about any allergy triggers and discuss ways to help you avoid asthma attacks.

Here’s what you can expect from asthma treatment at Allergy and Asthma Center:

  • We will diagnose and help you control allergies that may lead to asthma attacks. We often recommend allergy medications or immunotherapy to suppress the asthma-causing allergies
  • Our asthma specialists provide quick-relief rescue medication, such as albuterol, for short-term, rapid relief of asthma attacks
  • We provide long-term control medications (to be taken on regular basis) that prevent asthma attacks from happening

There are nearly 17 million Americans living with asthma. While there is currently no cure for the condition, Allergy and Asthma Center in San Jose and Gilroy, CA will provide you with the right treatment plan to control your symptoms and reduce asthma attacks.

Contact one of our locations today to schedule your appointment with our asthma specialists.