Posted on Apr 13, 2018 4:25pm PDT

Asthma is the inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs. While asthma is common among children, it also affects thousands of adults every year. In fact, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, adult asthma affected about 8% of the adult population from 2011-2014. We provide effective asthma and allergy treatment programs for adults.

Who is the most at-risk of developing adult-onset asthma?

  • People who have allergies
  • Women who have taken estrogen for 10 years or more after menopause
  • People recovering from flu or cold illnesses
  • Women experiencing hormonal changes related to menopause or pregnancy
  • People exposed to harsh irritants and pollutants in the environment

While some symptoms of asthma may be mistaken for a cold or allergy attack, there are several signs that can alert you to developing asthma. These include:

  • Difficult or painful breathing
  • Frequent coughing
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important to contact our experienced team right away. We will listen to your concerns and use effective methods to diagnose your condition. Just because you are an adult does not mean you are immune to asthma. It can develop at any stage of life. It is important to pay attention to these warning signs. We will provide tailored treatment plans so you can breathe easy once again.

Contact our office today to speak with one of our knowledgeable Georgia allergists.