The asthma specialists at Allergy and ENT Associates perform a comprehensive assessment to ensure the patients receive the best suitable and sustainable treatment. Our asthma doctors possess proven expertise in assessing signs and leveraging an array of procedures to make accurate diagnosis and recommendations.
Our core competencies include:
- Spirometry is the most common of the Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs), measuring lung function, specifically the measurement of the amount (volume) and the speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled or exhaled. It is an important tool used to help assess asthma and COPD.
When should I consider being tested for asthma?
Anyone who has been hospitalized for wheezing, suffers from more than one case of bronchitis per year, or has persistent ongoing daily symptoms of cough/wheezing or limitations in activities should be evaluated for the diagnosis of asthma
Can asthma be developed later in life?
While 75% of asthma is diagnosed by age 7, asthma can certainly develop in later adolescence and adulthood.
Are there environmental factors that may affect or cause onset breathing problems?
In the case of asthma, there are numerous genetic and environmental risk factors. Environmental pollutants, allergens and tobacco exposure are well described inhalational exposures that can contribute to and affect both asthma but also other underlying pulmonary conditions.