Asthma & Breathing Problems

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Asthma & Breathing Problems Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

At Supreme Care Emergency Room, we understand the urgency and seriousness of asthma and breathing problems. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to provide immediate and comprehensive care for individuals experiencing respiratory distress. Our dedicated team of medical professionals is available 24/7, including holidays, to ensure that you receive the highest quality care when you need it the most.

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition characterized by inflammation of the airways, leading to difficulty breathing. Breathing problems can encompass a range of issues affecting the lungs and respiratory system.

 Common Causes:

  • Allergens (pollen, pet dander, dust mites)
  • Environmental factors (smoke, pollution)
  • Respiratory infections
  • Physical activity
  • Occupational exposures

 Common Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Coughing, especially at night or in the early morning
Asthma & Breathing Problems

Who is at Risk?

Asthma can affect individuals of all ages, but those at higher risk include:

  • Individuals with a family history of asthma
  • People with allergies
  • Individuals exposed to environmental triggers

How it Can be Prevented

  • Identifying and avoiding triggers
  • Proper management of allergies
  • Regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle
  • Medication adherence as prescribed by a healthcare professional

How is it Diagnosed?

Diagnosis involves a comprehensive evaluation, including:

  • Medical history review
  • Physical examination
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Allergy testing if applicable

How it is treated

Our expert medical team will tailor a treatment plan based on your individual needs, which may include:

  1. Bronchodilators to open airways
  2. Inhaled corticosteroids to reduce inflammation
  3. Allergy medications
  4. Lifestyle and environmental modifications

When to Go to the ER
Warning Signs
& Symptoms

Visit Supreme Care ER immediately if you experience:

  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Rapid breathing
  • Bluish tint to lips or face
  • Inability to speak due to breathlessness

if Treatment
is Not Received

Untreated asthma and breathing problems can lead to:

  • Respiratory failure
  • Decreased oxygen levels in the blood
  • Life-threatening complications