Doctors at the UK Asthma, Allergy & Sinus Clinic are devoted to treating patients with allergic and immunologic disorders.
Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs and causes breathing problems. It is the most common long-term disease of children. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. It is with you all the time, but you may have asthma attacks only when something bothers your lungs.
People with asthma have sudden attacks when the airways in their lungs get narrower and breathing becomes more difficult. Airways are the paths that carry air to the lungs. During an attack, the sides of the airways in your lungs become inflamed and swollen. Muscles around the airways tighten, and less air passes in and out of the lungs. Excess mucus forms in the airways, clogging them even more. The attack, also called an episode, can include coughing, chest tightness, wheezing and trouble breathing.
If you or a loved one have symptoms of asthma or asthma attacks, we can help.
Call 859-323-5365 or use our online form to schedule an appointment.
Asthma symptoms are much like other respiratory problems such as emphysema, bronchitis and lower respiratory infections. These symptoms include:
Asthma most commonly occurs in:
Other factors include:
Children most susceptible to asthma attacks include the following:
You or a loved one may have asthma if symptoms include: