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Which Asthma Treatment Option is Best for You?

More than one out of every dozen people in the United States alone suffer from asthma. If you or your child have been recently diagnosed, you may be trying to figure out what the future holds.   

At Allergy Relief Clinics in Richardson, Texas, Dr. Rafiquddin Rahimi is highly experienced in helping patients manage their asthma, whether they are adults or children. He can help you define triggers and make a plan for short- and long-term asthma management.  

Asthma triggers

Asthma symptoms can be caused by many different types of triggers. The ideal way to identify triggers is to keep a log of your daily activities, and highlight asthma episodes so that you can figure out what triggers you or your child. Asthma attacks can be caused by:

Dr. Rahimi will work with you to map out your triggers and help you avoid them when possible or treat asthma symptoms when you do have an attack. He’ll also review your options when it comes to long-term management of your asthma. Most people need both short- and long-term treatment options available.

Short-term rescue treatments

Fast-acting rescue medicines are used when an attack starts to help clamp down on symptoms and allow you to breathe. Dr. Rahimi may recommend a rescue inhaler or quick-relief inhaler. These inhalers may contain any or a combination of the following rescue medications:

If you are using a rescue medication more than once or twice a week, talk to Dr. Rahimi about how to better manage your condition.

Long-term maintenance treatments

Long-term asthma control medications are usually taken daily to help make it less likely you'll have an asthma attack. You may need one or a combination of any of the following types of maintenance medications:

The medications can help keep your airways open and the muscles around your airway relaxed so that even if you do experience a trigger, you may be able to avoid a full-blown asthma attack. Dr. Rahimi can go over the benefits and risks of each kind of medication and help you figure out what asthma treatments work best for you or your child.

Lifestyle adaptations

You can adapt your lifestyle to help control your asthma without giving up doing the things you love. Dr. Rahimi will work with you to develop your customized asthma mitigation plan. However, you should avoid a few things to improve your chances of having less asthma attacks.

To learn more about managing asthma, contact our office at 972-435-0338, or make an appointment online.

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