Asthma affects more than 3 million new cases a year in the US alone. While this can be a life threatening condition, we are able to help you with treatment for asthma from our offices located in Alhambra and City of Industry, CA. Dr. Stuart Min of the Min Allergy and Asthma Center provides comprehensive allergy services for pediatric and adult patients. Below are frequently asked patient questions and more information about asthma.
Asthma also called bronchial asthma is a respiratory condition. It makes breathing extremely difficult due to spasms in the airways to the lungs. When a person is suffering from an asthma attack, their airways swell up and become inflamed. As a result, the airways produce too much mucus, which makes it even more difficult to breathe. During an asthma attack there is a tightness in the chest often accompanied by coughing and wheezing.
Asthma flare-ups are caused by various triggers. For some individuals, the trigger can be weather conditions, such as rainy or cold winds. Other patients’ asthma is triggered by their environment due to pet dander, insects, pollen, smoke, or dust. Often times the asthma trigger is something that cannot be avoided, such as tree pollen or cold weather. When in these types of conditions, the person’s lungs become inflamed and swell up, causing them to be unable to breathe easily. Since asthma triggers are so common, it is important to seek medical treatment if you have or think you have asthma.
Dr. Stuart Min is an allergy and asthma doctor located in City of Industry and Alhambra, CA who serves patients who live in around the surrounding areas. He is highly trained in helping individuals who suffer from this lung condition. If you have asthma, you are suffering from a very common and treatable breathing condition. You want to seek medical care immediately to find the best treatment for you to prevent life threatening asthma attacks. Treatments include allergy testing to determine your asthma triggers, as well as immunotherapy to help your body boost its immunity against these triggers. Immunotherapy is an FDA-approved method to help introduce triggers into your immune system gradually so you naturally build up a defense. As a result you are less likely to suffer from these asthma triggers.
At Min Allergy and Asthma Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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