Asthma symptoms occur due to airways that are inflamed and narrowed resulting in a combination of
swelling, increased mucus production and bronchial muscle tightening.
• Chronic cough
• Chest tightness or pressure
• Shortness of breath
What Triggers Asthma Symptoms
Oak Brook Allergists will perform a detailed clinical history and thorough physical examination to determine your asthma triggers. Knowing and understanding your triggers is essential in formulating the right preventative asthma treatment plan for you. Some common triggers of asthma:
• Allergens – pollens, mold, dust mites, pet dander
• Upper respiratory infections – common colds, flu, sinus infections
• Irritants – smoke, perfumes, chemicals, household cleaning products, air pollution
By getting on an early treatment plan, it will help protect the long-term health of your lungs. The main
goal of asthma treatment is to keep you healthy, active and enjoying life to the fullest.
Oak Brook Allergists specializes in the use of the newer class of drugs used to treat asthma; these are referred to as “biologics”. There are several available at this time, with more actively under development.