Texas Pulmonary Institute, with locations in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Texas, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Asthma. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways of your lungs. Your airways are the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. There are two main problems in asthma: swelling and increased mucus (inflammation) in the airways, and squeezing of the muscles around the airways (bronchospasm). These problems can make it hard to breathe. Taking medicines and avoiding things that trigger asthma can help control asthma.

Our state of the art testing device is the most accurate in our area at diagnosing your condition accurately so the right treatment can heal you rather than treat symptoms for a misdiagnosis. Make an appointment today at Texas Pulmonary Institute by calling 409-401-5864

Common symptoms of asthma include:

  • Cough—often dry and can have harsh bursts
  • Wheezing—a whistling sound mainly when you breathe out through narrowed airways
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath which may occur with activity or even at rest

High Risk of Asthma

  • A Pollen from weeds, trees, grasses
  • Molds
  • A Dust mites and cockroaches
  • Outdoor air pollution including ozone, smog, and exhaust fumes
  • Odors from paint, hair spray, perfume or cologne
  • Smoke or vapors from cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes, marijuana, hookahs, and pipes

Possible Treatment of Asthma

  • Short-acting inhaled medicines—also known as rescue or quick relief inhalers
  • Long-acting inhaled medicines
  • Inhaled steroids
  • Oral (pill) medications
  • Injections
  • Regular exercise is an important part of managing your asthma and staying healthy.

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Asthma and Exercise for Children and Adults has many resources with accurate and in depth information on all pulmonary conditions