Asthma

Drs. Mauriello and Orfan treat adults, children and adolescents for a wide range of allergic problems, including asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), sinus disease, allergic eye disorders, swelling, drug allergies, food allergies, animal allergies, occupational allergies, insect sting allergies, and inherited disorders of the immune system.

Asthma affects people of both sexes, all ages and all socioeconomic backgrounds. Asthma is one of the five most common chronic illnesses in the United States affecting about 12% of the overall population. Asthma is frequently under diagnosed and under treated. About 4200 people die of asthma each year in the U.S. and there are close to two million emergency room visits and five hundred thousand hospitalizations for asthma per year. Asthma can present with many different symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, cough and exercise intolerance. There is no one diagnostic test for asthma. Asthma is very treatable and can almost always be controlled with an appropriate long term treatment regimen. A Board Certified allergist is highly qualified to diagnose and treat asthma which is more common in people with environmental allergies. The goal of asthma therapy is to allow the patient a normal lifestyle while minimizing the risk of severe asthma attacks or side effects from therapy.

What is Asthma?

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