Asthma Testing & Treatment

According to the CDC, an approximate 25 million Americans suffer from asthma. This includes both children and adults – asthma can begin at any point in your life. Asthma is an allergy-related illness that can cause symptoms that impact breathing. If you have symptoms of asthma, you should seek diagnosis and treatment for your condition. At Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor, we provide asthma testing and treatment at our urgent care center in the Los Angeles, CA, area.

Asthma Symptoms

Asthma symptoms can be mild to severe. Many people can live with asthma and not require daily medication, but others may have severe or life-threatening attacks. Asthma attacks are often triggered by an allergic reaction to certain substances or environments. Exercise or cold air can trigger asthma, as well as stress. Substances in the air such as animal dander, pollen, chemicals, mold and dust can all be triggers for asthma, but attacks can occur without triggers. Some of the symptoms of an asthma attack include:

  • Wheezing when inhaling or exhaling
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing attacks

Asthma causes the airways in the lungs to narrow, restricting airflow. The bronchial tubes may also produce excess mucus, which can trigger coughing attacks. Asthma does not have a cure, but it can be controlled with medications and treatments.

Diagnosing Asthma

To determine whether your breathing or respiratory issues are caused by asthma, you need a medical diagnosis. Our board certified physicians at Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor can provide asthma testing and diagnosis to determine if you need asthma treatment. Diagnosis includes reviewing the history of symptoms along with a physical exam. Testing can be performed to ensure other respiratory conditions like COPD, emphysema or infection is not present.

If you are diagnosed with asthma, there are medications that can help control your condition. Quick-relief inhalers can be used for emergency attacks, but those with moderate to severe asthma should have long-term treatments to minimize attacks.

Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor is your source for asthma testing and treatment in the Los Angeles, CA, area. We have extended hours and same day appointments available at our urgent care center – contact us today to schedule your visit.