Allergies, Asthma & ENT

Asthma

Asthma is a common chronic lung disease that makes it difficult for air to move freely through the lungs. People with asthma have inflamed airways that become swollen when something triggers symptoms. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain, chronic coughing, and trouble sleeping due to wheezing.

Without care, people with asthma can experience serious or even deadly symptoms. However, with appropriate care and management, those living with asthma can live with few symptoms, free of complications.

Allergies

Symptoms of allergies—whether from the environment, food, or medications—can be minor or life threatening. Symptoms arise when our immune system mistakes a harmless substance, or allergen, as an aggressor to the body. The immune system overreacts to the allergen and causes an allergic reaction.

In people who have asthma, common allergens—such as pet dander, dust mites, pollen, mold, smoke, and pollution—may trigger an asthma attack.

Beebe Healthcare offers preventive screenings and services to help you and your family manage symptoms from asthma. Our primary care providers and specialists can help you find balance, address lifestyle changes for managing allergies, and live well.