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Children and adults who suffer from asthma experience distressing breathing difficulties brought on by anything from cold air to allergens, exercise, stress or certain medications. This chronic respiratory condition is characterized by inflammation of the lungs and a narrowing of the airway caused by an overproduction of mucus, and if not properly managed, it can be life-threatening. If you, your spouse or child has experienced asthma-like symptoms, it’s important to seek medical evaluation to diagnose this illness, identify what triggers it, and learn about your potential treatment options.

Symptoms of an Asthma Attack

  • Coughing/Wheezing
  • Chest Pain
  • Difficulty Sleeping Due to Breathing Problems
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Tightness in the Chest

Potential Causes & Triggers

  • Acid Reflux
  • Breathing in Cold Air
  • Common Allergens (pollen, mold, pet dander)
  • Food Additives
  • Exercise
  • Medications Such as Aspirin and Iboprofin
  • Upper Respiratory Infection (such as a cold)
  • Smoke and Other Airborne Irritants
  • Stress

Treatments for Asthma

  • Avoiding Common Triggers (second-hand smoke, pets, dust)
  • Frequently Changing Air Filters in Your Car and Home
  • Frequently Changing Bedding
  • Medications Including Inhalers

Our providers have substantial experience in diagnosing and treating asthma in both young people and adults, and is here to help asthma patients in Wesley Chapel, North Tampa and surrounding communities to take control of their symptoms and reduce the incidence of their asthma attacks. Contact us at 813.907.8430 or via our online form to request an appointment today.