More than 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma, a chronic condition that affects your airways. Wheezing and coughing are common signs of asthma, but with the right care from Lyons Family Care in Hoover, Alabama, you can breathe easier. For accurate diagnosis and lasting care of asthma, call today or book a consultation online with Dr. Ebonee Lyons.
Asthma is a chronic condition affecting the airways that carry air to and from your lungs. With asthma, your airways become:
Muscles around your airways also tighten, restricting your breathing even more.
While asthma sometimes runs in the family, certain environmental factors can bring on an asthma attack. These triggers include:
Chronic health conditions, such as obstructive sleep apnea and obesity, can trigger or worsen symptoms of asthma.
Asthma symptoms can run the gamut, from mild to severe. The most common signs of asthma are:
A severe asthma attack can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention.
Dr. Lyons will work with you to create a treatment plan to offer quick relief and long-term management of your condition. She may recommend:
If you have severe asthma, she may suggest you also take the antibiotic azithromycin, commonly known as a Z-pack, to help prevent respiratory infections and improve your quality of life.
The goal of your treatment is to prevent uncomfortable symptoms and:
If you’re ready to gain relief from the symptoms of asthma, call today or schedule a consultation online with Lyons Family Care.