Asthma Treatment in Cypress, TX
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult for air to pass through your lungs properly. It can start at any age and nearly 26 million Americans have asthma, 7 million of them being children. Unfortunately, there is no cure of asthma. However, with proper management, people living with asthma can live completely normal and healthy lives without asthma.
The urgent care providers at Right Choice Urgent Care provide treatment for asthma and asthma attacks at our urgent care clinic in Cypress, TX. If you are having an asthma attack and are seeking treatment, contact Right Choice Urgent Care to meet with our urgent care providers. To schedule your asthma consultation and treatment at our urgent care clinic, please call (281) 944-7900 or request an appointment online!
The Causes of Asthma
The swollen airways in the lungs become sensitive to certain triggers, and when those triggers enter the body, those airways create extra mucus making it difficult to breathe which leads to asthma attacks, complications and sometimes death. The key is to understand the triggers that cause asthma. Sometimes, you may not even know you have it until you’re exposed to those triggers. This means the environment you live in is a huge cause and risk factor of asthma. Additionally, genetics is a risk factor for asthma.
Symptoms of Asthma
You may be wondering if your child has asthma, but unsure if it’s something else. If any of these symptoms occur chronically or only around certain triggers, they may have asthma:
- Tight feeling in the chest
- Shortness of breath
However, it’s very possible a variety of other conditions are causing these symptoms, such as different allergies.
Diagnosis and Treatment for Asthma
Our providers will need to conduct tests to determine if you have asthma. First, we will ask you about symptoms, medical history, experiences, etc. to get a good sense if asthma is a possibility. After that, the most common test is called a Spirometry, in which we will use a device to measure the airflow of the lungs.
Typically, if you have the above symptoms, or if you have a parent with asthma and also has allergies (including skin allergies), our providers will conduct lung functioning tests. After that, usually, a trial period of asthma medication will be given, depending on the results, with a follow-up appointment to monitor the outcome.
Schedule an Asthma Consultation in Cypress, TX
If you or your child are experiencing symptoms of asthma, contact Right Choice Urgent Care for an asthma evaluation and treatment. If you have any additional questions or concerns about asthma and asthma attacks, please call our urgent care clinic in Cypress at (281) 944-7900 or check in online.