REGARDING MASKS: We will still require masks in all of our offices. We will not issue mask exception letters. CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. This includes active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response but this does not mean inhaled steroids - this is for those who take oral steroids daily at more than 20mg per day.
Lung disease caused by narrowing of airways in the lungs which can be partially or completely reversible.
Asthma causes excessive mucus production and inflammation in the airways which can be reversible if treated early.
Symptoms include Coughing, Wheezing, Chest Congestion/Tightness and Shortness of Breath.
Asthma triggers are numerous but include allergens, viral infections, irritants such as smoke exposure, and weather.
Controlling asthma involves identifying and avoiding triggers as much as possible.
A family history of asthma increases the risk of developing asthma.
Asthma can be either intermittent or persistent. Sometimes, chronic cough can be the sole manifestation of asthma.
Most patients with asthma should be able to participate in all activities and function normally with proper management.
Asthma medications include both controller medications and rescue medications.
Allergists help identify triggers, perform pulmonary function and skin testing, customize treatment plan (medications and asthma action plan development) and monitor progress.
Asthma Allergy Centers offer pediatric allergy-immunology and clinical immunology services to patients suffering from conditions such as; asthma, allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, chronic ear infections, nasal congestion, immunodeficiency, chronic coughing, eczema, dermatitis, allergies to food, pets and more. Located throughout Michigan, Asthma Allergy Centers have locations in; Adrian, Battle Creek, Coldwater, Jonesville, Holland, Kalamazoo, Niles, Paw Paw, Portage, St. Joseph, Three Rivers, Mishawaka, and Elkhart, Michigan.