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Asthma services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

If you’re bothered by wheezing, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of asthma, help is available at Relieve Allergy, Asthma & Hives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Julie Wendt, MD, FACAAI, FAAAAI, FACP, DABOM, and the highly trained team diagnose and treat asthma so you can breathe easier and minimize your risk of severe breathing complications. Schedule an in-person or telemedicine evaluation at Relieve Allergy, Asthma & Hives by phone or online today.

Asthma Q&A

What is asthma?

Asthma is a common lung condition that inflames and narrows your airways, making it difficult to get a full breath of air — especially during exercise. 

The Relieve Allergy, Asthma & Hives team solves the root cause of asthma, monitoring your breathing function using pulmonary function testing. They also treat allergic causes of breathing problems efficiently, so you can breathe easier, exercise effectively, and sleep better. 

What are the symptoms of asthma?

The hallmark symptoms of asthma include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pressure or tightness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Breathing problems during exercise

Your asthma symptoms may be triggered by allergies, physical activity, workplace irritants, cold air, illnesses, or pollution. The symptoms could be mild to severe and sometimes life-threatening.

What may increase my risk of asthma?

The risks of developing asthma include:

  • Allergies
  • Family history of asthma
  • Being a smoker
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Exposure to airborne chemical irritants
  • Being overweight

Adopting healthy lifestyle habits and breathing in clean air are ways to reduce the risk of developing asthma or experience less-severe symptoms.

How is asthma diagnosed?

Your Relieve Allergy, Asthma & Hives provider can diagnose asthma after asking about your medical history and symptoms. They complete a physical exam, listen to your breathing, and offer pulmonary lung function testing. You may breathe into or out of a specialized device before and after using an inhaler. You might need imaging procedures or additional diagnostic tests.

How is asthma treated?

The most common asthma treatment is using an inhaler to open your airways. You may also need treatment for allergies and home remedies that keep indoor air in your home clean. This may include using an air filter, maintaining optimal humidity, and cleaning your home regularly to reduce pet dander, dust, and mold. 

It’s also vital to avoid smoking and exposure to other airborne irritants, including pollution. Follow up with your specialist regularly to ensure your treatment is effective, and call the Relieve Allergy, Asthma & Hives office any time with questions.

Schedule an in-person or telemedicine visit at Relieve Allergy, Asthma & Hives by phone or online today to get screened or treated for asthma.