ASTHMA & COPD CLINIC

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What is Asthma?

  • A breathing problem that is able to be controlled with medicine called “inhalers”
  • When your lungs are exposed to certain triggers, you will experience breathing problems called an “asthma attack”
  • Asthma is more common in children over 3 years old, but can occur at any age

Asthma Symptoms:

  • Dry hacking cough
  • Shortness of breath, especially with activity
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness

What are triggers?

Triggers are particles in the air you breathe and/or medicines that can cause symptoms of asthma.

Examples of Triggers:

  • Pollens
  • Mold
  • Allergens
  • Air Pollution like gas fumes or smoke
  • Chemicals
  • Chalk dust
  • Perfumes
  • Dust
  • Dust mites (little bugs that live in bedding)
  • Pet dander
  • Medicines (aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine –NSAID)
  • Emotions like stress and anxiety
  • Acid reflux from stomach

Things to know:

  • Asthma Control Test: questions about my asthma symptoms in the past 4 weeks.
  • Asthma Action Plan: instructions from my doctor if I have an “asthma attack” and what I need to do.
  • Peak Flow Meter: a breathing tool to help me know when my asthma is getting worse. It is used like a traffic light – “Green” means I am doing good, “Yellow” means I need to proceed with caution, “Red” means I need to get help RIGHT AWAY!
  • Quick-Relief Medicine: an inhaler that will help “open” my lungs quickly when I am having asthma symptoms.

What should I do?

  • Take the Asthma Control Test with every doctor visit
  • Identify what triggers my asthma symptoms
  • Discuss an Asthma Action Plan with my doctor
  • Carry my Quick-Relief Medicine with me at all times
  • Take my medicine as indicated by the doctor
  • Discuss regular screening with my doctor – a Pulmonary Function Test

Contact us today to schedule an appointment: 210-695-1900

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We have three conveniently located clinics to serve you; two are located in San Antonio and one is located in Helotes.

MAIN LOCATION

7579 N. Loop 1604 W.
Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78249

HEART PLAZA ONE

6800 IH-10 W
Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 782019

HELOTES

12952 Bandera Rd
Suite. 105
Helotes, TX 78023

Call Us

(210) 695 – 1900
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FAX

(210) 695 – 1901

Email Us

info@banderafamily.com