California Lung Associates
Pulmonologist located in Downtown LA, Los Angeles, CA
Asthma can make it difficult for sufferers to live their life to the fullest. The team of pulmonary specialists at California Lung Associates in downtown Los Angeles, CA can help diagnose asthma and help sufferers control their asthma.
Asthma Q & A
What Are the Symptoms of Asthma?
Asthma sufferers sometimes experience noticeable symptoms. These symptoms can include wheezing, trouble taking a breath, tightness in the chest area, and coughing. During an asthma attack, an asthma trigger will make these symptoms quite severe, especially the inability to breathe freely.
What Are Asthma Triggers?
Asthma triggers can vary significantly from one person to the next. Exposure to a trigger will often cause an asthma attack, usually quite quickly. Some of the more common asthma triggers today are cigarette smoke, air pollution, dust mites in the home, pet dander, mold, and burning wood.
How Do You Get Asthma?
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that is caused by inflammation of the airways. It is believed that one gets asthma by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. People of all ages can get asthma. Many children are diagnosed with asthma at an early age, as well as people in their senior years who never experienced asthma in their youth and adulthood.
How Can Asthma Be Treated?
Asthma is a respiratory disease that can be treated and controlled. The key to asthma treatment is controlling asthma before attacks happen. There are several ways that our doctors at California Lung Associates can help patients effectively control their asthma.
First, it is important to identify the primary asthma triggers in a patient’s life so that exposure can be eliminated or restricted as much as possible. There are also several different medications that can be helpful in controlling asthma. Inhaled medications, commonly called inhalers, can be useful for quick relief when an asthma attack is already underway. There are also preventive inhalers that a patient can use on a daily basis, whether asthma symptoms are present or not. In some cases, oral medications can be used for long-term control of asthma. Each patient will have their own unique asthma treatment plan. With the right approach, asthma is a controllable disease.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At California Lung Associates, we contract with the following Medical Groups, IPA's, PPO's and HMO's. Please contact our office to confirm if we accept your insurance provider.