Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes shortness of breath and affects more than 500,000 adults in Tennessee. Asthma symptoms vary from person to person but can worsen over time. At StatCare, which has three locations in Knoxville, and others in Oak Ridge and Athens, Tennessee, pulmonary specialists use advanced tools and techniques to diagnose and treat asthma. For one-on-one expert care for your asthma, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.
Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. With asthma, your breathing tubes, or airways, swell and produce thick, sticky mucus. The muscles that surround the airways also constrict or tighten.
The swelling, mucus, and constriction cause your airways to narrow, making it harder to get air in and out of your lungs. Common asthma symptoms include:
Though asthma is chronic, StatCare provides expert care to help you manage your symptoms.
A combination of genetic and environmental factors may cause asthma, making your lungs more sensitive to various irritants or triggers.
Common asthma triggers include:
Knowing your asthma triggers helps direct your treatment to improve your symptoms.
When you visit StatCare for an asthma evaluation, you can expect a comprehensive exam. Your provider uses cutting-edge diagnostic tools to fully evaluate your lung function and identify irritants that trigger your asthma.
During your visit, your physician reviews your symptoms, medical history, current medication regimen, and performs a physical exam. Your evaluation may also include various diagnostic tests, such as:
Your pulmonologist also asks detailed questions about your asthma, including the frequency of your attacks and asthmatic episodes.
Your StatCare physician takes a personalized approach to care and tailors your asthma treatment plan based on the severity of your symptoms, your asthma triggers, and your medical history.
Asthma treatment at StatCare may include:
The StatCare team values patient education and helps patients learn how to properly administer their inhalant medication. They also can evaluate the effectiveness of your asthma treatment plan and identify patients with poorly controlled asthma.
To get asthma treatment from an expert team that understands the condition and provides personalized care, call the nearest StatCare office or book an appointment online today.