Asthma Care in New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, and the Washington, DC area

Asthma

Asthma is a lung disease that affects people of all ages and backgrounds in the United States. Most people with asthma have sensitive airways that react to things like dust, allergens, or smoke. When a person with asthma breathes in one of these triggers, the lungs become inflamed. This inflammatory reaction causes irritation and swelling. The airways constrict and their body may produce extra mucus. During an asthma attack, a person may cough, wheeze, or feel tightness in their chest.

Asthma is a chronic condition that can’t be completely cured, but patients with asthma can live a normal, active life with long-term management and treatment. Some people have allergic asthma, meaning their asthma attacks are triggered by allergens like grass or dust. Other people have non-allergic asthma, which is brought on by other factors like stress or heavy exercise.

If you think you may have asthma, you should make an appointment with your primary care physician. Your doctor can use allergy testing, X-rays, and tests to measure your lung function. This will help determine if you have asthma and rule out other possible conditions like respiratory infections.

Many people can manage their asthma effectively with long-term inhaler therapy. Patients with more severe asthma may benefit from infusion therapy offered at Regional Cancer Care Associates. We have convenient locations in New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, and the Washington, DC area.

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Note: Many health plans require the use of biosimilar medications, which are medications that have the same effect and the same structure as the originally prescribed drug (similar to a generic drug) but are less costly. 
Additional Asthma Information

Asthma can happen to anyone, but certain groups are more at risk. People who live in dense urban areas or have consistent exposure to tobacco smoke are more likely to have asthma attacks. If you have allergies, you’re more at risk of developing asthma. Asthma is most prevalent in children aged five to 17, as well as women. Further, there are genetic risk factors, such as a family history of asthma.

If you have asthma, know your triggers and avoid them when possible. Asthma attacks can be triggered by different environmental factors, like cigarette smoke, pollen, or pet dander.

If you know someone with asthma, you’ve probably seen them use an inhaler. Many patients with chronic asthma have two types of inhalers – one for quick relief during asthma attacks, and another for long-term control of asthma symptoms, usually taken daily. Some patients may also take oral medications. Allergy medicines may be recommended for patients whose asthma is triggered by certain allergens.

Some patients still have asthma attacks even when they’re consistent with their inhaler treatment. Those patients may benefit from infusion therapy, where they’ll receive medication intravenously that helps to reduce levels of a specific type of white blood cell that can cause lung inflammation. If you receive infusion therapy, you’ll still need to use your inhaler. The treatments work together to keep your asthma under control.

Get in Touch with Regional Cancer Care Associates

At Regional Cancer Care Associates, our patients benefit from a caring staff and the latest medical technologies. We offer infusion therapy for patients with asthma in New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, and the Washington, DC area. To learn more about treatment options, contact us today.

CONVENIENT LOCATIONS IN NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT, MARYLAND, AND THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (844) 474-6866. You can also schedule an appointment by calling the RCCA location nearest you.