Asthma Treatment in Appleton and the Fox Cities
Are You Coughing, Wheezing, or Short of Breath?

Asthma Treatments

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects more than 17 million Americans, including children and adults.
Fortunately, we are experts at treating asthma.

We have state-of-the-art testing methods and technology which enable us to accurately and objectively evaluate the symptoms and severity of asthma. These tools, along with our years of experience, help us assess and monitor your symptoms.

We Treat the Following Symptoms of Asthma:

Asthma has often been described as a wheezing sound when you breathe, but asthma is so much more. Asthma has also been falsely described as an emotional disease, but the disease is real and can be deadly if not treated properly.

Asthma Symptoms

If you or anyone you know has any of these symptoms, the diagnosis could be asthma:

– Chronic coughing
– Wheezing or whistling when you breathe
– Difficulty breathing
– Chest tightness
– Shortness of breath
– Excess mucus

In addition, these symptoms or conditions are sometimes associated with asthma:
– Stuffy or runny nose (rhinitis or hay fever)
– Sinusitis Nasal polyps Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
– Gastroesophageal reflux

Asthma Symptoms

Symptoms May Be Triggered By:

  • Viral respiratory infections
  • Exposure to pollen, mold, house-dust mite, cockroach, and animal dander, urine and saliva
  • Exposure to workplace chemicals or allergens
  • Environmental change resulting from moving or vacation
  • Exposure to tobacco smoke, perfumes, hairsprays, air pollutants, vapors, gases, and aerosols
  • Emotional expressions such as fear, anger, frustration, crying, and laughing
  • Medications such as aspirin, beta-blockers, food additives, and preservatives
  • Changes in weather, air pressure, humidity and cold air
  • Exercise
  • Menstrual period, pregnancy or thyroid disease
  • Cold drinks

Is There a Pattern to the Symptoms?

– Seasonal or year-round
– Sudden attacks or gradual worsening
– Any duration and frequency
– Nighttime vs. Daytime symptoms
– Only at certain places such as work, home or school

Asthma Symptom Relief

You and your family can lead an active and healthy life with a customized Asthma Management Plan (AMP). We will develop it with you. Your AMP is your action plan giving you power over your symptoms.

Asthma Medications

Asthma is treated with two types of medicine: long-term control and quick-relief medicines. Long-term control medicine help reduce airway inflammation and prevent asthma symptoms. Quick-relief medicine relieves asthma symptoms that may flare up. Many of these medications are in inhaler form.