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Asthma

Insurance Plans

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Asthma makes your airways become swollen and inflamed. During an asthma attack, you typically wheeze, lose your breath, and your chest feels tight. The severity of the symptoms often varies by time of year.

Allergic rhinitis and asthma can be present in the same patient. One condition can significantly impact the course of the other.


Tests

Physical Exam
Your doctor will perform a thorough physical exam and ask you questions about your medical history to make a diagnosis of asthma.

Lung Function Test
A lung function test can determine how well your lungs function and if you have asthma.

X-ray
Your doctor may order an X-ray of your chest or sinuses if they suspect you may have asthma.


Treatments

Your specialist may prescribe a long-term control medication and a quick-relief medicine to help control your asthma symptoms.


Why Choose UHealth?

Expert care with a personal touch. Our doctors are dedicated to spending as much time with you as you need and not rushing you through your visit. We answer all the questions you may have and provide you with the techniques and knowledge to help you get the most out of your medications. We’ll explain your laboratory results and how the medicine will impact the causes and symptoms of your condition and improve your quality of life.