Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can lead to a range of symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.
Our experienced healthcare providers are here to help you manage your asthma and breathe easily. At Carolina Urgent Care, we offer comprehensive care and support to patients of all ages, ensuring that you have the tools and resources to manage your condition effectively.
Asthma is a complex condition that can be triggered by various factors such as allergies, pollution, respiratory infections, exercise, and stress. The underlying cause of asthma is inflammation and narrowing of the airways, which results in difficulty breathing.
During an asthma attack, the airways become inflamed and constricted, making it difficult for air to flow in and out of the lungs.
This can result in the characteristic symptoms of asthma, such as:
- Wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
- Shortness of breath
- Coughing (especially at night or early in the morning)
- Chest tightness
At Carolina Urgent Care, we provide comprehensive care for asthma patients. Our healthcare providers will take a detailed medical history and perform a physical examination to assess your symptoms and lung function.
We may also perform lung function tests such as spirometry and peak flow measurements to aid in diagnosis and management. Once we have diagnosed asthma, we will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
Asthma treatment aims to achieve and maintain control over your symptoms while minimizing the need for medication.
These medications are the cornerstone of asthma treatment. They work by opening up the airways and reducing inflammation, making it easier to breathe. There are two types of inhalers: rescue inhalers that provide quick relief during an asthma attack and controller inhalers that are used daily to prevent symptoms.
If allergies contribute to your asthma, we may recommend allergy testing, immunotherapy, or allergy shots. We can also help you identify and avoid triggers such as pollen, dust, or pet dander.
Asthma Action Plan
Our healthcare providers will create an individualized asthma action plan for you to help you manage your symptoms. This plan will include instructions on when to use inhalers, what to do in case of an asthma attack, and how to recognize the signs of worsening symptoms.
Education and Resources
Our team will provide you with education about asthma triggers, proper inhaler techniques, and lifestyle modifications to manage your condition better. We may also recommend support groups or counseling to help you cope with the emotional impact of living with asthma.
We are dedicated to providing compassionate care and support for all your asthma management needs. Don't let asthma control your life - take control of your asthma with our expertise and guidance.
If you need immediate treatment, you can walk into our Chapel Hill, NC clinic for same-day treatment or schedule an appointment online.