It’s no secret that asthma can be a serious day-to-day hindrance, even life threatening at times. But that doesn’t mean asthma should keep you from living the active lifestyle so many Coloradans enjoy. With a little help from Dr. Lanting at the Allergy & Asthma Center of the Rockies, you too can hit the slopes in the beautiful Rocky Mountains this winter.
What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic disease of the bronchial tubes in the lungs. With asthma, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunization, your airways are constantly inflamed. “They become even more swollen and the muscles around the airways can tighten when something triggers your symptoms. This makes it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs.”
How do I know if I have asthma?
The only sure way to find out if you suffer from asthma is to visit an asthma doctor. That being said, there are several ways to determine if you may be suffering from asthma, warranting a visit to the Allergy & Asthma Center of the Rockies.
First things first, you have to be able to recognize the symptoms of asthma. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunization cites these asthma symptoms:
- Wheezing (most common symptom)
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness or pain
- Chronic coughing
- Trouble sleeping due to coughing or wheezing
If these symptoms are familiar, take our online quiz to help better understand if you, or a loved one, should make an appointment with us today.
What can you do for asthma?
Although asthma can’t be cured, it can be managed through medication and avoidance of triggers. Dr. Lanting is an allergist specialist serving the Greeley and Fort Collins areas, who will work with you to prescribe the proper medication and trigger-avoidance plan so you can get back to doing what you love.
We put prevention and avoidance first, but we recognize that you can’t always avoid exposure to allergens or activities that may trigger your asthma. Because of this, we also understand the importance of using drugs for asthma relief.
Most importantly, we understand that each individual’s symptoms and recovery plan will differ from the next. That’s why we diligently work with our patients to develop the best plan for your specific needs, so you can rest assured you chose the best asthma doctor the Rockies have to offer.
Contact us today to set out on the road to properly managing your asthma.