Proven Relief From Allergy-Induced Asthma Symptoms in Indianapolis
At Adult Pediatric Allergy Specialists, we dedicate ourselves to helping each of our Indianapolis patients understand and manage their health conditions so that they can live an active, vigorous life. Understanding what asthma is and identifying its common symptoms are the first steps toward controlling it. Constant airway inflammation, coupled with bronchoconstriction episodes, or attacks, are the main indicators of the disease. These are usually identified by observing the accompanying signs, which include:
- Wheezing or whistling
- A feeling of tightness in the chest
- Persistent cough
- Shortness of breath
These indicators may be worsened or triggered by exposure to allergens, such as animal dander or pollen. In some cases, humidity can also bring on an attack. Attacks may also follow episodes of exercise, laughing or crying. Asthma induced by exercise is especially common in children and can be managed with proper treatment strategies.
Personalized Care for Every Patient
While asthma is a chronic condition, there are a variety of medications and lifestyle changes that can help control it and prevent unnecessary attacks. The goal of asthma treatment is to decrease overall symptoms and increase activity options for the patient. Individuals respond differently to a variety of treatments and our office works with every patient to customize a care plan. Available medications include steroids to combat inflammation, bronchodilators to open the airways and allergy medications to decrease hay fever symptoms. Inhaled as well as oral drugs are effective against asthma, and we will help you design a medication schedule that works for your life. Other changes to avoid allergens and asthma triggers will be part of your comprehensive treatment plan.
Call Today for an Appointment
With the help of our doctor, you can take control of your asthma, find out what you are allergic to and enjoy an active lifestyle. Our Indianapolis clinic staff would love to meet you and discuss the many treatment options open to you. Give us a call today at 317-851-9311 to schedule an appointment.