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Asthma and COPD Management

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Asthma and COPD Management

If you suffer from Asthma or COPD, you know how difficult these conditions can be. Keeping these exacerbations and symptoms at bay will help you live the happier life you deserve. Don’t miss that event, go on your trip and walk that morning hike you’ve been thinking of taking.

Dr. Brinley offers expertise in pulmonary disease and provides the very best Asthma and COPD management. She will help you develop a plan specific for your needs to ensure you can live life the way you prefer without limitations.

A Concierge Management Plan from Dr. Brinley

When you choose Dr. Brinley for your Asthma and COPD management, you’ll have an expert ready to help you achieve your goals. The plan created for you will help to decrease shortness of breath and lower exacerbation length and frequency.

By targeting specific allergies and finding the right plan for symptom relief, Dr. Brinley will help you achieve your goals of living without limitation. Increased activity and medication management will also be a part of the plan helping you to become the best you today for a better tomorrow.

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What is Asthma?

A chronic lung condition caused by the inflammation of the airway is known as asthma. The airways are obstructed by abnormal swelling, which leaves less room for air to move in and out, creating less oxygen exchange in the body.

Some asthma sufferers only experience mild symptoms, while others have a form of asthma that could become life threatening quickly. An asthma attack represents can involve coughing, shortness of breath and the inability to obtain enough air. The most severe symptoms require immediate treatment and sometimes emergency services.

Research is inconclusive of the exact cause of asthma, but some scientists believe it may be a combination of environmental factors and genetics. Often, allergies are linked to asthma, but not all who suffer from allergies develop asthma.

What is COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also  abbreviated COPD, is another obstructive lung condition causing wheezing, cough and shortness of breath. It comes in the form of bronchitis or emphysema. Bronchitis involves inflammation of the bronchial tubes and may wax and wane. Bronchitis can be a chronic component of COPD. It comes with labored breathing, coughing, and heavy mucus production.

Emphysema occurs when the small air sacs or alveoli of the lungs become damaged. This damage causes a larger space in the lungs and reduces the surface area making it harder for oxygen molecules to enter the bloodstream.

It’s common for those with COPD to suffer from both emphysema and bronchitis.