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Children & Adult Asthma Treatment - Denver, CO

More than 25 millionpeople in the United States are currently living with the uncomfortable, painful, and sometimes debilitating symptoms of asthma. Without treatment, this common chronic condition can be extremely detrimental to your quality of life, and can even be fatal in the event of a severe attack. Without an asthma treatment plan that includes symptom management and an emergency rescue inhaler, your life could be in danger.

Asthma doesn’t have to own your life, and you should feel free to live without fear of an attack that will stop you in your tracks. At Arrow Allergy, our asthma specialists in Denver, Colorado offer expert remote solutions, all from the safety and comfort of your home. As part of our unique approach, we’ll provide you with an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan for your asthma symptoms, so you can begin living the pain-free life you deserve. 

If you’re ready to improve your life and take control of your asthma, don’t wait another minute. Take the first step toward receiving the personalized, remote care you need. Schedule your virtual appointment with Arrow Allergy today.

Online Asthma Specialists Serving Colorado Springs, CO

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Asthma is a disease which causes inflammation in your lungs and airways, denoted by symptoms that “flare-up” when you come in contact with irritants or triggers. When asthma strikes, your airways will narrow, and your body will produce an excess of mucus. This causes air to be restricted from your lungs, making it difficult to breathe.

While asthma is often associated with childhood, anyone can develop symptoms of asthma at any age. Sometimes, patients over the age of 50 suddenly begin experiencing symptoms of asthma, especially if they are also at risk for other pulmonary (lung) conditions such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or chronic bronchitis. 

Researchers are still unclear on what exactly causes asthma at its root, but they suspect that genetics and environmental factors may both play a role. Ultimately, treating asthma is less about finding a cure and more about identifying what triggers your asthma. While there are a handful of common asthma triggers, each patient has their own set of factors that may contribute to asthma symptoms and attacks. Once these triggers have been identified, we can then begin to practice avoidance of said trigger, as well as managing symptoms using medication and inhalers.

If this sounds familiar, it’s likely that you or your child may already be living with asthma. Schedule your virtual appointment with Arrow Allergy to begin developing your treatment plan.

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FAQs on Asthma:

What are the most common symptoms of asthma?

While asthma symptoms vary between patients, there are a few hallmark signs that will help your asthma specialist reach a diagnosis. The most common symptoms we see in asthma patients at Arrow Allergy include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • A tight, squeezing feeling in your chest
  • Hyperventilation (breathing fast and noisily)
  • Wheezing and coughing, particularly at night

Your symptoms may be unique from other people you know who live with asthma. They may even change over time, especially between childhood and adulthood. That’s why it’s important to continually consult with your specialist to monitor the way your asthma presents itself and stay on top of these uncomfortable, potentially life-threatening symptoms.

What is an asthma attack?

If any of the above asthma symptoms suddenly become worse, you may be experiencing an asthma attack. When this happens, your muscles are becoming inflamed and tightening around your airways in a phenomenon known as “bronchospasm.” You may also begin to produce more mucus than usual, further increasing your breathing difficulties. 

How do I know if I am having an asthma attack?

Asthma attacks are a heightened form of your usual symptoms. The most common signs of an asthma attack include:

  • Unusually severe and uncontrollable wheezing and coughing
  • Rapid breathing, or hyperventilation
  • More chest pain or pressure than you’re used to
  • Tightening of the muscles in your neck and chest
  • Difficulty breathing to the point you are unable to speak

Asthma attacks can be fatal. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, act quickly by using your rescue inhaler as soon as you possibly can.

Does asthma come in different types?

Yes! Like allergies, asthma comes in a variety of different types. The most common types of asthma we treat at Arrow Allergy include:

  • Nighttime asthma
  • Cough-variant asthma
  • Occupational asthma
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Allergic asthma

Can allergy drops help treat asthma?

Patients who suffer from asthma are more likely than other people to struggle with allergies as well. Additionally, allergies can serve as a trigger for certain types of asthma.  Allergy drop therapy can help you manage your allergic asthma by managing your allergy symptoms, reducing the likelihood that your asthma will be triggered.

What is the best treatment for asthma?

Every asthma pat is an individual. At Arrow Allergy, our asthma specialists will conduct a virtual consultation to determine the best treatment plan for you. While there is no permanent cure for asthma, your treatment will focus on managing your symptoms, preventing flare-ups, and reducing the occurrence of life-threatening attacks. We may also prescribe you with rescue medications to intervene in case of an attack.