Tomball Asthma Clinic
Asthma is a chronic condition of the lungs that inflames and narrows the airways. This can make it difficult to breath and trigger coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Asthma symptoms start when irritants cause the airways to become swollen and narrow. As the linings of the airways become inflamed, they begin producing more mucus, which clogs the airways and further blocks the flow of air. An asthma attack can occur when symptoms become more severe and difficult to control.
For some people, asthma signs and symptoms flare up or worsen in certain conditions and situations (triggers), such as exercising, air pollutants, allergies, cold or sinus infection, tobacco, pet dander, and cold air.
Asthma is not curable; however, its symptoms can be managed and controlled. It often starts in childhood but can affect people of all ages and change over time. It is important that you work closely with your healthcare provider to track your signs and symptoms and adjust your treatment as need.
Common Symptoms of Asthma
Asthma symptoms and their severity and frequency vary from person to person. Signs and symptoms of asthma may include:
- Shortness of breath
- Coughing (with mucus)
- Wheezing (squeaky, whistling sound when you breathe)
- Tightness or pain in the chest
- Trouble sleeping due to shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing
Asthma symptoms can worsen over time and severe asthma attacks can become life-threatening.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Asthma
While asthma cannot be cured, TrendHealth Clinic can create an action plan to control your asthma. This plan includes recognizing your symptoms and identifying and avoiding triggers. Our asthma providers in Tomball will provide guidance on which medication to take and develop an emergency action plan for severe attacks.
Most people with asthma need two kinds of medicine:
- Long-term or controller medication help reduce airway inflammation and improve asthma control. These may include corticosteroids, combination inhalers, and leukotriene modifiers.
- Quick-relief medication that expands the airways to improve breathing and help clear mucus from the lungs. These may include albuterol and anticholinergics.
When to Visit TrendHealth Clinic
TrendHealth Clinic can diagnose, treat, and help monitor your asthma symptoms. Visit our asthma clinic in Tomball if:
- You have shortness of breath doing minimal physical activity or routine activity.
- Your shortness of breath or wheezing gets rapidly worse.
- You have frequent coughing or wheezing that lasts more than a few days or any other signs or symptoms of asthma.
- Your breathing or wheezing shows no signs of improvement after using a quick-relief inhaler (most quick-relief medicines work within 15 minutes).
- Your medication isn’t helping to ease your symptoms, or if you are using your quick-relief inhaler more frequently.
Because asthma can change over time, it is important that you meet with us regularly to discuss your symptoms and make any needed treatment adjustments. Together, we can manage your asthma so that you can live an active life and prevent a life-threatening asthma attack.
Call or Schedule an Appointment with TrendHealth Clinic
You can make an appointment with TrendHealth Clinic by doing one of the following:
Call us at 346-246-3424 to speak with one of our care managers who will be happy to schedule an appointment with one of our healthcare providers. We often have same-day and next-day appointments available.
Schedule an Appointment Online
To complete our online registration to book an appointment, click here.
Schedule a TeleHealth Visit
Schedule a TeleHealth Visit from the comfort of your home in Houston or anywhere in Texas. A TeleHealth Visit is appropriate for a variety of care needs. To learn more about setting up a TeleHealth visit with a member of our care team or the types of TeleHealth Visits that are available, click here.