Suffering From Asthma?

Allergy & Asthma Center of Tuscaloosa and Dr. John Dishuck can provide a variety of different care options to help people with asthma in Tuscaloosa, AL. Understanding what kind of symptoms that this condition may cause, what can trigger it in your life, and the ways that we can treat it will help you ensure that you get the best treatment options for your needs as a person.

Triggers May Vary Heavily

When you develop this condition, you may experience symptoms like a persistent cough, shortness of breath, shallow breathing, tightness in your chest, and even wheezing while breathing. These problems typically become worse when exposed to triggers as diverse as:

  • Tobacco smoke, either first-hand (smoking yourself) or second-hand (exposure to someone else's smoke
  • Dust mites or the microscopic bugs that live in your dust and can cause severe allergic reactions 
  • Outdoor pollution, particularly in big cities where car exhaust and other fumes may be more common
  • The fecal matter left behind by things like mice, cockroaches, and other pests that may invade your home 
  • Pet dander that may spread through your home and cause allergic reactions months later
  • Mold growing and spreading through your home, even if you can't see the growth
  • Disinfectants and cleaning products with various aggravating chemicals that may trigger your attacks

Avoiding asthma attacks in Tuscaloosa, AL is important. For example, you can use allergy-proof mattresses, quit smoking or avoid people who smoke, keep your humidity levels clear, wear a mask when outdoors, install air filters in your home, and get rid of pets from your home. However, treatment may still be necessary if your attacks persist and even worsen in your life.

How We Can Help

If you're experiencing these problems, our care team can help you! We'll diagnose what is happening and come up with a care plan that makes the most sense. Just a few steps that we may take include:

  • Prescribing you with medication if you have fairly mild symptoms 
  • Changing your dosage as needed to ensure that you get appropriate care 
  • Providing lifestyle changes, such as helping you lose weight or get into shape 
  • Providing rescue inhalers and other medications that may help you breathe easier 
  • Managing any allergic reactions that may worsen your attacks or even trigger them

Treatment Can Help You Breathe Easier

Talk to us at the Allergy & Asthma Center of Tuscaloosa to learn more about your car options. Dr. Dishuck can treat asthma in and around Tuscaloosa, AL, to improve your breathing and avoid long-term health complications. Please contact us today at (205) 553-2252 to learn more about the different treatment options we can provide people in your challenging situation.