Will I Always Have Asthma or Will It Go Away Eventually?

Will I Always Have Asthma or Will It Go Away Eventually?

Approximately 25 million Americans have asthma, 6 million of which are children. But it can strike at any age, even later in life — and it can impact anyone.

Unfortunately, this disease is also an inflammatory condition that permanently changes your lungs. That means your symptoms can return indefinitely.

But that doesn’t mean you don’t have options.

Our experts at Advanced Allergy & Asthma can’t cure this chronic lung disease, but we can get your symptoms under control. Even better, remission is also possible.

If you have asthma, here’s how our team can help.

How asthma works

Asthma is a disease affecting the lungs. When you have an attack, it causes three specific reactions, including:

These physical reactions cause asthma symptoms, like shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, chest pain, pressure, or tightness.

In many cases, people experience asthma symptoms in cycles, so they come and go. They can even seem to lessen or disappear entirely.

However, this isn’t because we cured the disease — which isn’t possible. Instead, it’s typically due to proper management and reduced exposure to triggers.

Allergy triggers

Asthma may be lifelong, but it’s never present from birth. It develops for various reasons, including allergies and environmental factors, respiratory infections, and genetics.

Once you have asthma, several substances can trigger an asthma attack, such as:

People can also experience asthma attacks to certain things in the workplace, like cleaning products, chemicals, and wood dust.

Fortunately, identifying the source of your asthma symptoms can help control this chronic condition.

Managing asthma for life

The idea of living with a chronic condition can seem daunting. Fortunately, remission from asthma is possible.

When we talk about remission, we’re looking for a few specific things, including:

You should also have better sleep from a reduction in your symptoms and be able to participate in moderate to intense physical activity.

If this feels too good to be true, we have good news.

Our team can get to the bottom of your asthma attacks. Then, we create a customized treatment plan to control your symptoms.

Effective asthma management often includes a combination of medications and avoiding triggers. If you have allergy-triggered asthma, we could also recommend immunotherapy to reduce sensitivity to the allergen causing your symptoms.

Your asthma may not go away entirely, but we can help you manage your condition at every stage of life.

Do you have asthma? Schedule a visit with our Advanced Allergy & Asthma experts in Ogden, Utah, today to learn more about your treatment options.

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