Asthma Specialists

Prominis Medical Services -  - Primary Care

Prominis Medical Services

Primary Care Practice located throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Glendale, New York

You might be one of the 7.6% of adults in the United States living with asthma. The highly qualified allergy and asthma specialists of Prominis Medical Services provide innovative and personalized asthma treatments to give you much-needed relief from your bothersome symptoms in 12 offices across Brooklyn, Staten Island, Glendale, and Queens, New York. At Prominis, you can learn the best ways to identify, prevent, or avoid your asthma triggers. Schedule your personal consultation online or call Prominis Medical Services today.

Asthma Q & A

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a medical condition involving your respiratory system and airways. With asthma, your airways can narrow due to inflammation, leading to breathing difficulties.

Some of the symptoms of asthma include:

  • Wheezing
  • Sneezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing
  • Chest pain and tightness

 

With valuable testing, such as a lung function test, your Prominis Medical Services, PC provider can diagnose and monitor asthma and assess your breathing capacity, how your lungs are functioning, and more.

What is an Asthma Attack?

An asthma attack refers to the rapid onset or worsening of asthma symptoms where your airways narrow and become swollen, and mucus accumulates.

An asthma attack can be dangerous if it isn’t properly treated. When breathing is restricted, the symptoms are typically more severe.

What Causes Asthma?

Asthma involves sensitive airways that can react negatively to certain environmental triggers, such as:

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Medications
  • Irritants and strong odors from cleaning solutions and perfumes
  • Allergens, such as mold spores, pollen, pet dander, and dust mites
  • Infections, such as colds or sinusitis
  • Air pollution and smoke

 

Exercise-induced asthma is a specific type of asthma that’s triggered or induced by exercise.

What are the Available Asthma Treatments?

Your Prominis provider works with you to identify your asthma triggers.

Asthma treatments are usually centered around preventing an asthma attack, avoiding exposure to an allergen, and improving your general health and the strength of your immune system, so you’re less likely to have an asthma attack in the future.

Your Prominis provider might recommend certain allergy medications to decrease the chance of an asthma attack along with other methods to enhance your health, such as appropriate exercise, stress reduction, nutrition, and other healthy lifestyle modifications.

Preventive devices and medications, such as inhalers and bronchodilators, can be helpful for long-term use to decrease inflammation in your airways. These devices are usually designed to open up swollen and restricted airways, and improve your breathing capacity. 

Once you identify your asthma triggers, you can work to avoid them, if possible. You could also choose treatments like immunotherapy (allergy shots) to increase your body’s tolerance to the allergen. Immunotherapy involves the safe and careful administration of consistent, minor, and controlled doses of the allergen over time.

The educated and experienced Prominis providers treat a range of chronic diseases, including those affecting the respiratory system, such as COPD, allergies, and arthritis. 

For effective asthma treatment, call Prominis Medical Services or request your appointment online today.