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Learn more about Asthma

Asthma is a type of breathing condition that is often linked to a variety of allergens. It is particularly common in children, but it can occur at any age. Other allergies, smoking, and being overweight are among the most common risk factors. Although asthma attacks can be quite frightening, most cases can be managed with relatively simple treatment options.


Asthma is caused by excessive mucus production and swelling of the airways. It is typically triggered by allergens, such as pollen, dust, and mold. Exercise, particularly in cold, dry weather, can also lead to an asthma attack. Exposure to these situations results in a variety of breathing problems, such as:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Difficulty sleeping because of these problems

The level of severity of asthma varies from person to person and can range from occasional minor symptoms to a significant condition that can be life threatening.    


Although asthma can be frightening, many cases can be controlled well with a combination of long-term and quick-relief medications. Quick-relief inhalers, which are used during an asthma attack, work immediately to ease symptoms in the moment, while long-term medications are typically taken daily and work to prevent asthma attacks by keeping the condition under control over time.

Allergy medications can also lower susceptibility to asthma attacks in people whose asthma is particularly sensitive to pollen, mold, and other allergens. People with very severe cases may benefit from a treatment called bronchial thermoplasty, which involves heating the airways, but this is uncommon. Medications are typically effective in keeping most asthma cases manageable.

If you are looking for an allergist near Waco, Texas to help you manage your asthma symptoms, look no further than AllergyWaco. We are currently open during our regular hours to meet the needs of patients throughout the Waco area. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment!  

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