But it doesn’t have to be.
The recent death of child Broadway actress Laurel Griggs from asthma made the news this past week. Many do not realize that asthma can be a fatal disease despite the fact that 3,500 to 5,000 Americans die each year from acute asthma attacks and countless others go to the emergency room for treatment.
There are certain things you can do to reduce the risk of severe attacks.
- Getting on the right treatment plan is crucial. The best way to do that is to see a physician who specializes in the treatment of asthma.
- After your evaluation, you will be given an individualized treatment plan that consists of medication and possible lifestyle changes. Since most people with asthma have allergies as a trigger, any evaluation that doesn’t address your allergies is incomplete. Effective treatment of allergies will improve your asthma and could possibly help you lose it.
- Once you have all the information and a plan, it is your responsibility to stick with the plan and notify your physician of any changes in your symptoms.
We at Carolina Allergy and Asthma Consultants have all the tools to accurately diagnose and treat your asthma and deal with the allergies that trigger it. For more information, schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified allergy and asthma specialists by calling 803-973-7956 or using our easy online contact form.