Asthma
What is Asthma?
Asthma is an inflammation of the lungs where the airways are narrowed, causing difficulty for the person who has it to breathe. Airways can become swollen, inflamed and could lead to death if not treated or addressed immediately. It can also be associated with obstructive sleep apnea, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), pet allergies, sports activities or the simple ingestion of aspirin.

Fortunately, Asthma can be treated, and reversed.

How is Asthma treated?
Identifying things that could be triggering your Asthma is an important first step. Examining you, and reviewing your medical history, can provide important information that will help Dr. Garg in his diagnosis of your breathing problem.

Prescribing bronchodilators, or medications you can inhale, often provide fast relief when the symptoms of Asthma begin to cause problems. Other times, a nebulizer can provide larger, continuous doses of medication. Oxygen, or steroids, are other options.

Conclusion
Make an appointment with Dr. Garg so he can help you find out a) if you have Asthma and b) what you can do to combat its effect.
Asthma
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