WHAT IS ASTHMA?
Breathing is something we are supposed to do consistently and easily. However, this is not always the case for every person. As one of the most common chronic conditions that impact children and adults alike, asthma is a disease that affects the lungs and causes the airways to become inflamed. Asthma can be accompanied by a cough, wheeze, and tightness felt in the chest, all of which can drastically get in the way of healthy physical activity, playing sports, household chores, and living life to the fullest. Thankfully, our experienced physicians and providers at Health Services of North Texas (HSNT) can offer patients a range of customized treatment plans to address the signs and symptoms of asthma and make breathing without a struggle a normal part of everyday life.
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"Was referred by Health Services in Lewisville tx to Health Services of North Texas in Denton TX. And the entire health team are awesome! They treat you so nice and have patience and are very professional. Never forget I went in there so sick and I was well in 2 days after the prescriptions given for my hypertension, high blood pressure and diabetes type 2 . and also guided me with much information for a healthier diet .They gave me dose that truly helped me be all controlled. Dr.Nora is awesome! Highly recommend Health Services of North Denton to all. 😍"- M.G. / Google / Jul 29, 2021
"Awesome staff and Dr. Gamble is the best. Always listens and helps me to deal with any issues that may arise. Never makes me feel like I'm "bothering" her. I highly recommend her and the practice."- S.M. / Google / Jul 28, 2021
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SYMPTOMS of Asthma
Some of the most common signs of asthma include:
- A tight feeling concentrated in the chest area
- Persistent coughing, especially in the mornings or at night
- Shortness of breath
To find out for sure if you or your child have asthma, we will perform a physical evaluation that includes listening to the lungs for overwork or activity. We will also ask a comprehensive series of questions about any symptoms you may have noticed. If asthma is diagnosed, our team will work with you or your family to determine the best solutions for management.
Our Asthma TREATMENT OPTIONS
Although asthma is chronic, it can be controlled with proper care and medication. At our office, our highly trained physicians and providers have experience in handling children with asthma. If you feel as if your child is suffering from asthma, it's critical that you get a health checkup. An asthma screening is the first step. Once you have a diagnosis, our provider will make a recommendation about treatment.
Asthma management made easy
At HSNT, our team understands how strongly your ability to breathe with ease can impact every facet of how you live. By diagnosing and treating your asthma, our hope is that your treatment helps in performing your daily activities and enjoying life. If you suspect that you or your child may have asthma, or if your child has recently been diagnosed with asthma, contact our team in Denton, Wylie, or Plano, TX.
Request an appointment today with one of our skilled physicians or practitioners.