Asthma Treatment in Orlando, FL
Are you concerned about your child’s asthma symptoms impacting their daily life? Pediatrics of Greater Orlando is here to help. We specialize in pediatric asthma care and offer consultations to assess the severity of your child’s asthma and discuss treatment options.
At Pediatrics of Greater Orlando, we understand the challenges of managing asthma in children. Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways, causing breathing difficulties and symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Left untreated, asthma can interfere with daily activities and school performance. Our experienced healthcare professionals specialize in pediatric asthma care and can evaluate your child’s symptoms, identify triggers, and develop a personalized treatment plan. Conveniently located in Orlando, FL, our clinic is ready to serve families in the area. Schedule an asthma consultation by calling (407) 704-6912 and take the first step towards better asthma management for your child.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult for air to pass through your lungs properly. It can start at any age and nearly 26 million Americans have asthma, 7 million of them being children. Unfortunately, there is no cure for asthma. However, with proper management, people living with asthma can live completely normal and healthy lives without asthma.
The Causes of Asthma
The swollen airways in the lungs become sensitive to certain triggers. When those triggers enter the body, those airways create extra mucus making it difficult to breathe which leads to asthma attacks, complications, and sometimes death. The key is to understand the triggers that cause asthma. Sometimes, you may not even know you have it until you’re exposed to those triggers. This means the environment you live in is a huge cause and risk factor of asthma. Additionally, genetics is a risk factor for asthma.
Symptoms of Asthma
You may be wondering if your child has asthma, but unsure if it’s something else. If any of these symptoms occur chronically or only around certain triggers, they may have asthma:
- Tight feeling in the chest
- Shortness of breath
However, it’s very possible a variety of other conditions are causing these symptoms, such as different allergies. Consult with your pediatrician about whether or not your child has asthma.
Diagnosis and Treatment for Asthma
Your pediatrician will need to conduct tests to diagnose your child. First, they will ask about symptoms, medical history, experiences, etc. to get a good sense if asthma is a possibility. After that, the most common test is called Spirometry, in which your pediatrician will use a device to measure the airflow of the lungs.
Typically, if your child has the above symptoms, has a parent with asthma and also has allergies (including skin allergies), your pediatrician may start therapy, and possibly refer your child to a pediatric pulmonologist who will need to conduct PFT (pulmonary function tests). After that, usually, a trial period of asthma medication will be given, depending on the results, with a follow-up appointment to monitor the outcome.
Schedule an Asthma Consultation in Orlando, FL
At Pediatrics of Greater Orlando, we understand the challenges that come with managing asthma in children. Our experienced team is here to provide the guidance and support you need. Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways, causing difficulty in breathing. It can lead to symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, which can significantly impact a child’s quality of life. If left untreated or unmanaged, asthma can interfere with their daily activities and even affect their performance in school. Our dedicated healthcare professionals specialize in pediatric asthma care and can help evaluate the severity of your child’s condition. By scheduling a consultation with us, we can assess their symptoms, determine their asthma triggers, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their needs. Our clinic in Orlando, FL, is conveniently situated to serve families in the area. To schedule an asthma consultation, simply give us a call at (407) 704-6912.