When you have asthma, the lining of your airways becomes swollen and inflamed, and the muscles that surround them tighten. The result is shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing. Banner Health doctors are here to help.
An asthma attack can be uncomfortable and potentially dangerous – especially in children with asthma. That’s why it’s important to get proper diagnosis and treatment.
At Banner Health, we offer comprehensive evaluation of asthma. We focus not just on the lung function, but also the triggers and contributors of asthma. These include sinus problems, allergies and gastrointestinal disorders.
What Causes Asthma?
For some people, exposure to things in the environment such as allergens (pollen, dust, etc.) can trigger asthma. Others have asthma because of inflammatory changes within their own body.
What Are My Asthma Treatment Options?
We gear treatment of asthma toward improving symptoms and preventing illness. Treatment can include:
- Learning how to avoid things that trigger asthma attacks
- Medications, including inhalers and drugs taken by mouth (and education on using an inhaler)
- Outpatient procedures like bronchial thermoplasty