Is Your Asthma Under Control?
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.
Comprehensive Allergy, Asthma & Acne Care
Physicians and staff of Vital Allergy & Asthma Center are committed to providing compassionate, individualized, high quality medical care to patients of all ages in a warm and friendly environment.
This is achieved by utilizing state-of the art, innovative diagnostic tools in treating asthma, bronchitis, eye allergies, food allergies, skin allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, and other allergic, and immunologic diseases.
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.
Avoidance & Prevention
Frequently Used Medications
Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)
Common Causes of Allergies
Of course, ragweed, grasses, and pollen in the air can cause numerous and difficult symptoms. In the same way this stellar team can alleviate food issues, they can also help you with respiratory problems.
Asthma can be triggered or go from mild to severe during Spring and Fall allergy seasons.
Changes in the weather, such as Texas often sees, can create or worsen allergy issues. Anytime a tropical system enters the area it brings with it humidity and mold. People with asthma struggle with breathing under these conditions. Dr. Vital can recommend a variety of ways to ease breathing problems including using a prescription inhaler, keeping indoor humidity under control and more.