Is Your Asthma Under Contrlol?
Vital Allergy and Asthma
Inadequate treatment of the disease limits the ability to exercise and be active. Poorly controlled asthma can lead to multiple visits to the emergency room and even hospital admission, which can affect your performance at home and work.
Childhood Asthma is the most common serious disease among children. Nine million children in the United States have asthma. Its primary cause is an inflammation of the airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs.
Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that makes breathing difficult. With asthma, there is inflammation of the air passages that results in a temporary narrowing of the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs. This results in asthma symptoms, including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. If it is severe, asthma can result in decreased activity and inability to talk. Some people refer to asthma as “bronchial asthma.”
Even though there are seemingly miraculous treatments for asthma symptoms, asthma is still a serious — even dangerous — disease that affects about 26 million Americans and causes nearly 2 million emergency room visits ever year. With proper asthma treatment, you can live well with this condition.
What Are Allergies
Allergies are hypersensitive immune responses to substances that either enter or come in contact with the body, such as pet dander, pollen or bee venom. A substance that causes an allergic reaction is called an “allergen”. Allergens can be found in food, drinks or the environment. Most allergens are harmless, i.e. the majority of people are not affected by them. If you are allergic to a substance, such as pollen, your immune system reacts to it as if it were a pathogen (a foreign harmful substance), and tries to destroy it.
You can’t cure allergies, but you can treat and control the symptoms. It may take a little work. You’ll need to make a few changes to your surroundings or figure out how to stay away from things that trigger allergy attacks.
Frequently Used Medications
Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)
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This doctor is awesome. He has a fantastic bed-side manner and is wonderfully personable. I look forward to continuing my allergy treatment with him.
Dr. Chokshi is an active member of many organizations.
Including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Greater and the Houston Allergy Society, as well as the Texas Medical Association.
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ALLERGY / ASTHMA / ACNE
Vital Allergy & Asthma Center specializes in the comprehensive treatment of Allergies, Asthma and Acne conditions