Asthma Treatment & Management
There is no cure for asthma, but symptoms can be controlled with effective asthma treatment and management. This involves taking your medications as directed and learning to avoid triggers that cause your asthma symptoms. As a rule of thumb allergies cause Asthma in 90% of children and 50% of adults. Specific allergy treatments (allergy injections and oral sublingual drops) have been shown to prevent and decrease asthma.
- Xolair and Other Biologics are treatment options only for patients with high IgE levels and moderate to severe asthma. Xolair, Fasenra, and other biologics are similar to allergy shots, which bind the IgE and inactivate it. The injections help reduce the number of asthma attacks in people with allergic asthma who still have asthma symptoms even though they are taking inhaled steroids.
How can biologic treatment help asthma symptoms?
Biologic therapies are typically mono-clonal antibodies that are targeted specifically to inflammatory molecules involved in asthmatic conditions. These therapies help not only with symptom control but help to prevent asthma flares of asthma in a safe and effective manner.
What are the lasting effects of untreated asthma?
If left un- or under-treated, asthmatics can have a more rapid decline in pulmonary capacity. This can lead to more limitations in daily activities, more unscheduled doctor visits, and higher healthcare expenditures due to hospitalization and/or missed time from work/school. Untreated asthma over time has significant overlap with COPD/emphysema with lung reversibility, that you see classically in asthma, being lost.
Your allergist will prescribe the best treatment for your condition and provide you with specific instructions for using them. If you would like more information please call our central appointment desk (713) My-Sinus or (713) 697-4687 and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.