Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes in the lungs, which carry air in and out of the body. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that as of 2021, over 25 million Americans have asthma, which is approximately 1 in 13 people.
Common symptoms include:
At Redwood Pulmonary, our team of pulmonary specialists dedicates their time to conducting comprehensive evaluations, aiming to understand the nature and triggers of each patient's asthma. We collaborate closely with other specialists who may play a crucial role in understanding the pathophysiology of an individual's condition, including allergists, otolaryngologists (ENT), cardiologists, and gastroenterologists.
To ensure accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans, we often order a range of common tests, such as:
It's important to note that asthma symptoms can vary in intensity and frequency from person to person. Regardless of the complexity of your symptoms, you can rely on our experienced and compassionate team at Redwood Pulmonary to provide the care and attention you deserve. Rest assured, you are in good hands.
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