Phoenix Asthma Symptoms
Asthma is the most common chronic condition amongst children and affects between 6-8% of all Americans. Patients with asthma may experience symptoms of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and/or chest tightness.
At San Tan Allergy & Asthma, we work to provide you with high quality asthma care for those affected by asthma and other respiratory and immune conditions. With a patient centered approach and unique, individualized management, we offer cutting edge technology to get to the bottom of your symptoms so that we are able to give the finest, tailored treatment plans to all of our patients.
What Causes Asthma?
Although there is no single cause for asthma, allergies seem to play a significant role in at least 2/3 of patients. Genetics and family history are also important. Pollution, environmental tobacco smoke exposure, respiratory infections, and exposure to strong scents or chemicals can also play a role.
There are two major components of asthma that result in the symptoms described above. Inflammation, often caused by allergies, results in swelling and excessive mucous production inside the airways (breathing tubes inside the lungs also called bronchioles). This swelling and mucous makes it difficult to breathe. The inflammation also causes muscles that surround the bronchioles to become “twitchy” so that they contract or squeeze the breathing tubes making it even more difficult to breathe.
Treatment for Asthma Phoenix
Fortunately, most cases of asthma can be controlled. Achieving control requires a comprehensive approach, which includes identification and avoidance of known asthma triggers, and in some cases the use of medications or allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) to control the inflammation. Skin testing may be performed to identify potential allergic triggers and lung function testing (asthma testing) may be performed to help guide therapy. The providers at San Tan Allergy & Asthma will do their best to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan to control your (or your child’s) asthma.
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Top Rated Phoenix Asthma Doctors
When you are being treated at San Tan Allergy and Asthma, Dr. Shimamoto and Dr. Jain bring empathy and professionalism to their field. A member of the American College of Allergy & Immunology, and a Phoenix Top Doc for over ten years, Dr. Shimamoto strives to provide excellent patient care for everyone with the help of our excellent Physician Assistants. A former President of the Arizona Allergy Society, Dr. Jain and his associates are qualified to give you the best allergy and asthma care in Phoenix.
Schedule Your Asthma Testing Appointment Today
If you are seeking treatment for asthma, we would be happy to schedule you for an appointment so we may perform asthma testing and assess your asthma symptoms. We service Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe, Queen Creek and more!
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