Asthma occurs when you have a cough, wheezing, or whistling sound while breathing, shortness of breath, fatigue, pain, trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, difficulty exercising, rapid breathing, anxiety, and chest tightness. It can happen at any time. There are various causes of this condition, including exposure to allergens, genetics, history of viral infections, irritants in the air, exercise, and extreme weather conditions.
Because asthma can occur at any time, it's essential to understand its symptoms and manage it.
GuruMD offers online advice for asthma, allowing you to speak with a board-certified professional and get treatment from the comfort of your home. Find out about this condition by reading here.
What Is Asthma?
Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways to the lungs. It is the occurrence of this inflammation, which makes it difficult to breathe.
The mechanism of action is when the lining of airways are inflamed, and muscles around the linings are tight. Then mucus fills the airways and reduces the amount of air that can pass through. Therefore, symptoms such as coughing and tightness in your chest occur.
Symptoms of Asthma
The most common symptoms of asthma are:
- Shortness of breath
- Tightness in the chest
How Does GuruMD Treat Asthma?
At GuruMD, we offer urgent care for patients with asthma. If you are experiencing any of the above asthma symptoms, all you have to do is create an account to get in touch with a medical provider. Register online and then visit a doctor from your app.
Our board-certified professionals will diagnose asthma by asking questions about your recent health history and current symptoms. Usually, an office visit is not needed, so going online to see a doctor is convenient and useful.
The main goal of asthma treatment is symptom relief since, currently, there is no cure. The physician may recommend breathing exercises, immediate short term, and long-term asthma control medications.
If you notice that your asthma has exacerbated by triggers such as pollen, air pollution, smoke from tobacco, the doctor may recommend that you remove yourself from such areas, which will induce your asthma. It is also highly advisable to use dehumidifiers for controlling asthma.
In some cases, exercise induces asthma, therefore slowing down and doing activities such as yoga could help control asthma.
Upon receiving the proper treatment from one of our physicians, the physician will provide medical advice on managing asthma symptoms. Usually, prescribed medications are useful in the treatment and management of asthma. The two major classes are the immediate relief medications, which help in treating acute symptoms. And then, there are the long-term control medications that are useful in preventing any exacerbation.
To make sure you're on the right track, we offer walk-in appointments for patients with asthma. We want to make sure you enjoy a safe recovery process and get all the care you need to overcome your symptoms.
Are you experiencing asthma? Register for your GuruMD account now to get the treatment you need.