The long-term outlook for the great majority of asthmatics is very good. Asthma can usually be controlled once the medications are dosed properly and the asthmatic is more knowledgeable. It is crucial to continue all the controller medications as prescribed to prevent attacks. Asthma is compatible with professional sports, Olympic medals, and almost any profession. Asthma does not have to limit your horizons at all.
That being said, there still remains a huge burden of asthma in the United States. Each year up to 500,000 asthma patients visit the hospital. Over 4,000 asthma patients die each year from asthma attacks, which means about 11 people every day. So don’t underestimate asthma. The risk of hospitalization or even death is real. It is important to talk to your allergist and understand your treatment program, or that of your child. Most importantly stick to it, and don’t stop medicines without talking to your doctor first.
Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California provides relief from allergies, asthma, sinus problems, chronic cough and other related conditions. Dr. William E. Berger, Dr. Warner W. Carr, Dr. Mark S. Sugar, Dr. Simi Kapoor, and Dr. Christina Schwindt together with their staff specialize in allergy and immunology in Southern California.
If you or your child are suffering from asthma or think you may have asthma please Call (949) 364-2900 to schedule your appointment today. You can also use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule a future appointment.