Asthma is an uncomfortable and life-disturbing condition, but with expert care from our team at Sun Pediatrics, we help your kid manage the symptoms and live life to the fullest. Let’s create a personalized plan to improve your kid’s quality of life.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a lifelong (chronic) disease that impacts the lungs and airways, creating breathing problems. When you experience asthma flare-ups, your airways are tightened and swollen. As a result, the airways become narrower and create excess mucus, restricting the flow of air in the lungs. No wonder why anyone experiences troubled breathing in such a condition. Asthma flares happen when you come into contact with triggers or irritants.
Understanding the Symptoms of Asthma?
If your kid experiences asthma, they might not have all of these signs, and the symptoms are likely to change over time. However, it is still important to stay aware of all of the potential symptoms:
- Wheezing: When you breathe, you make a whistling or squeaking sound.
- Coughing: It could get worse at night or first thing in the morning.
- Chest tightness: You could experience this as a chest squeeze.
- Rapid or loud breathing
- Breathlessness: You can feel as though you are having trouble breathing in or out.
What is an Asthma Attack?
An asthma attack is characterized by an abrupt escalation of asthma symptoms brought on by constricted muscles surrounding the airways (bronchospasm). The lining of the airways becomes inflamed during an asthma episode, and mucus production rises. Some of the most typical warning signs and symptoms of an asthma attack are listed below:
Retractions or stiffened neck and chest muscles, severe wheezing, uncontrollable coughing, rapid breathing, chest pain, and pressure, difficulty talking and breathing, and low peak flow values are all symptoms of asthma.
Even though each person’s symptoms are unique, it’s crucial to be aware of every indicator so you can react promptly if an asthma attack occurs.
What are The Different Types of Asthma
- Allergic asthma
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Cough-variant asthma
- Occupational asthma
- Nighttime asthma
Can Asthma Be Curable?
No, there is no cure for asthma to date, but treatment is focused to help relieve and manage the symptoms. Inhalers are one of the most commonly prescribed treatments for asthma which can ease your breathing.
How Asthma is Diagnosed?
- We use the following factors to diagnose asthma:
- Physical exam
- Review your family’s health history
- Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
- Allergy Testing
The care plans we create at Sun Pediatrics cover prevention, control, and counseling to ensure maximum relief and improve the quality of life of your kid.
Why Choose Sun Pediatrics
Quality and Accuracy
We understand that quality and precise diagnostic or lab findings are important for better clinical results. With our quality-oriented processes, we make sure that our services can comply with the standards set at the local and international levels. We also follow the AAP’s guidelines with the latest research and care.
State of the Art Machines and Technology
We are equipped with the latest lab technology operated by an experienced pathologist to ensure accurate results. These machines used in the collection, testing and tracking have let us quickly deliver test reports. Moreover, we stay up to date with the progress in the field of lab technology so that we ensure you the latest development in diagnostics.
Highly Trained Staff
We are backed by highly trained and professional lab technicians and pediatricians.
Most of our tests are done in-house so that we can ensure you the quickest results possible.