When you have asthma, it means your airways are inflamed. Asthma usually causes episodes of breathlessness, chest tightness, and wheezing. The severity of the symptoms often varies by time of year.
Allergic rhinitis and asthma are often present in the same patient and runs in families. There is a genetic predisposition for both conditions, and having one condition can significantly affect the other. Chronic sinusitis may also co-exist in patients with asthma and allergic rhinitis. However, do not confuse allergic rhinitis with chronic sinusitis. Although both conditions can co-exist and exacerbate the chronic inflammation leading to nasal symptoms, the condition and treatment of both differ. Both conditions must be treated to improve your symptoms long-term.
Why Choose UHealth?
Multidisciplinary team to provide you with relief. The experts at University of Miami Health System are here to help you breathe easier, smell better, and rest better, with accurate diagnosis and leading edge treatments in a compassionate setting. The multidisciplinary team of rhinologists, allergists and pulmonary experts provide the best clinical setting to help control chronic inflammatory diseases of the upper and lower airway.
Academic health center provides you with more treatment options. Our ENT specialists are experts in the field of rhinology. As part of an academic health center, we are proud to offer breakthrough treatments not available to other facilities in South Florida. We also offer our patients early access to clinical trials and new medical and procedural treatments. We provide comprehensive care for a wide array of rhinologic conditions, backed by expertise, research, and education.