Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia

How Allergies Can Affect Your Lung Capacity

How Allergies Can Affect Your Lung Capacity


Can an Allergy Attack Damage My Lungs?

While most allergy sufferers experience a runny nose or itchy eyes when their symptoms act up, some patients may also experience trouble breathing.

In light of the current health pandemic, it’s important to keep your respiratory system as healthy as possible to prevent any adverse reactions. Keep reading to learn how your allergies can affect your lung capacity and how our specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia can help treat your symptoms.

Allergies and Asthma

When we breathe in an allergen, small particles can become lodged in our throat and lungs. Just as some people may experience skin irritation or swollen eyes, some patients can experience reactions in their airways, leading to asthma symptoms.

Known as allergic asthma, this condition is very common in patients with seasonal and year-round allergies. Allergens cause inflammation in the lungs which if left untreated can cause permanent damage to your lungs and lung capacity. There are many treatments for allergic asthma to prevent this including allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots), and if you have severe asthma, biologics can target specific allergic molecules in the body and prevent or reduce allergic reactions in the lungs.

To determine the cause of your asthma symptoms, it’s important to speak to our specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia for a proper diagnosis.

Treating Your Allergies at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia

While any small allergen can cause your lungs to become inflamed, the most common allergens that cause this reaction include:

  • Dander
  • Household chemical products
  • Mold
  • Environmental allergens such as pollen, dust, and mold

At Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, we offer allergy treatments that can also help to reduce your asthma symptoms. Both allergy drops and allergy shots have been known to improve allergy and asthma symptoms, protect your lungs, and provide you with a better quality of life.

Our team of board-certified allergy specialists will discuss your options and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. Contact us at (770) 285-5200 or visit us online to book your appointment.