4 Things That Can Cause an Asthma Flare Up
Asthma can have a significantly negative effect on everything we do daily. And if you or a loved one are persistently afflicted with a cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness, or wheezing, Dr. Avi Ishaaya can help create an optimized strategy for you and your family.
Whether a patient is dealing with acute or chronic asthma, we offer personalized treatments to help you regain your productivity and daily comfort. So don’t suffer anymore; call or message us at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers to enjoy an optimal outcome in Los Angeles, CA!
What is asthma and how is it treated?
Asthma is a narrowing or constriction of the airways, which can cause different symptoms in different patients. But it generally presents as difficulty breathing and shortness of breath. Some patients may experience tightness or pain in the chest, coughing and wheezing, and may find it challenging to exhale.
Asthma doesn’t just cause a narrowing of the airways, it also kickstarts the body’s production of thick mucus in the already-constricted airway. This mucus is stubborn and hard to cough up, adding extra discomfort and breathing difficulty.
However, asthma is a very treatable condition, and we’re glad to devise the most effective treatment solutions for your specific needs. Your personalized treatment begins with asthma testing via our specialized diagnostic tools, including pulmonary function tests (PFTs), along with various assessments that identify inflammation and other signs of compromised structures or functions.
Your treatment regimen may involve numerous options, including specific medications that can reduce asthma-related symptoms by reducing inflammation in the lungs. We can also provide nebulizer breathing treatments, as well as allergy testing and management strategies so you can eliminate or avoid the allergens and irritants that may cause flare-ups. And, of course, we can supply a rescue inhaler that offers quick, effective relief when something triggers problematic breathing.
Here are 4 (and more) things that can cause an asthma flare-up
Many things can cause asthma flare-ups, including the following:
Physical exercise. Increasing the body’s need for oxygen, and breathing rate can trigger an asthma attack that narrows the airways
Environmental pollutants. Breathing in various chemicals can cause a flare-up.
Other environmental factors, such as allergens. It’s not just harmful substances that can cause a flare-up, but otherwise benign allergens such as pollen.
Indoor irritants may also be responsible, including various fragrances
Certain foods, food additives, and medications
Breathe better and beat asthma by contacting us today
Avi Ishaaya, our board-certified physician and pulmonologist, is here to help you and your loved ones enjoy life. Respiratory health and proper breathing can make or break any daily activity, and we’d love to see you at your best. So please don’t hesitate to contact us at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers to seek compassionate care and asthma treatments in Los Angeles, CA!