An increasingly common condition often presenting as recurring episodes of a chronic cough, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest tightness. Patients often complain of an inability to take a deep breath. Often asthma development is preceded by a respiratory tract infection. It is frequently associated with chronic nasal congestion, sinusitis, recurrent heartburn or a history of allergies.
Easily diagnosed in the office with spirometry and physical exam and often completely reversible if caught early.
Can be acute or chronic in nature. Can be irreversible if not addressed.
There have been many advances in treatment and cutting edge therapies are available in our practice.
Often harmful drugs such as prednisone can be avoided with stepwise treatment.