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Asthma

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a disease caused by either genetic or environmental factors that affects your lungs. Asthma causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing.

What can trigger an Asthmatic Episode?

Common triggers can include:

  • Pet dander
  • Cold air
  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Mold

To make an appointment to see a pulmonologist call (973) 877-5080 

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How do we Diagnose Asthma?

A full physical evaluation, followed by pulmonary function tests, or spirometry, will be performed in order to confirm the diagnosis of asthma and determine its severity. The pulmonologist may also order allergy tests to identify potential asthma triggers.

How do we treat?

Asthma can be treated with bronchodilators and steroids or trying to avoid anything that would trigger an episode.

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