Asthma is a very common medical condition of both children and adults. It is important that if you have asthma that it is diagnosed and treated correctly so that your asthma can be kept under control and not lead to serious medical problems. If you think you may have asthma, you will want to see our asthma doctor in Soho at our medical practice, Soho Health.
At our office, our asthma doctor in Soho is Dr. Andrew Fagelman. Dr. Fagelman is a board certified Internist. It is important that you come to see our doctor if you are having asthma symptoms; he will be able to make sure that you are diagnosed correctly. Asthma is a chronic lung condition that can be controlled by using safe asthma medications. Unless you come to see the doctor while you are having specific asthmatic symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing, it may not be initially obvious that asthma is your problem. Asthma can be seasonal; it may be caused by allergies like allergy to pollen or grasses. Sometimes a viral infection, such as the flu, can trigger an asthma attack. Smoking can also worsen asthma symptoms whether you are a smoker or you are being exposed to secondhand smoke. Exercise and stress can also trigger sudden asthma attacks. If you have been experiencing asthma symptoms on an intermittent basis you will want to come in and see our doctor to receive an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Fagelman works with many patients who have asthma, and will be able to accurately diagnose your condition.
If you are diagnosed with asthma, our asthma doctor in Soho will be able to treat your asthma effectively. One of the most important things he will do is thoroughly educate you about asthma, and the specific things you may be able to do to help reduce the likelihood of having an asthma attack. When it comes to asthma, it is important to take a preventive approach. This may mean taking specific medicines on a daily basis, or changing several things about your home environment which will make it friendlier to your allergy situation. There are many different preventive asthma medications available today. Or, our doctor may simply prescribe a “rescue inhaler” which will be able to stop an asthma attack if it occurs. Our doctor will assess your individual situation and let you know which type of treatments will be best for you. For an appointment to see our doctor regarding proper testing and treatment for asthma, contact our office today.