Asthma Sufferers: Know Your Triggers

Asthma is a long-term disease of the airways of the lung that affects 25 million Americans. With asthma, the airways become sensitive to triggers (allergens and irritants). This makes it hard for air to go in and out of the lungs.

“Although there is no cure for asthma,” Dr. Colleen AdkinsAllergy and Asthma specialist at ARC Wilson Parke and ARC Cedar Park Medical Plaza says “with the proper diagnosis and treatment, you can live a normal, healthy life.”

In a recent episode of the ARC Healthcare Minute, now available on podcast, Dr. Adkins discussed the importance of knowing what irritants or allergens can cause your airways to become inflamed. “An allergist can help identify the allergens that trigger your asthma,” says Dr. Adkins.

If you would like to discuss your allergy and asthma issues with Dr. Adkins, make an appointment online or call the clinic nearest you:

ARC Wilson Parke 
737-247-7200

ARC Cedar Park Medical Plaza 
512-260-1581

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM. You can also listen to podcasts from past episodes on the ARC website.

Tags: ARC Wilson Parke, KLBJ, ARC Cedar Park Medical Plaza, ARC Healthcare Minute, Dr. Colleen Adkins, Allergy and Asthma

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