Various Specialists You Can Turn To For Asthma Management

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					   Picking A Specialist To
   Manage Your Asthma

Pediatric Allergist      Page 1
Many people are suffering from asthma As of 2009, 300 million individuals across
                                             the globe are suffering from this
                                             problem. It affects children as well
                                             as adults. In the USA, there are far
                                             more young asthma sufferers than
                                             adults. Experts also notice a
                                             worrisome pattern in childhood
                                             asthma in the country - the number
                                             of youngsters affected by this
                                             respiratory condition continues to
                                             grow. If you or your child is suffering
from asthma, it is important to choose an asthma specialist properly. Below are a
few asthma specialists to consider:

Allergists - Asthma can be brought about by an allergic reaction, and an allergist,
who is a pediatrician or internist with further training in allergy and immunology,
can thus help identify your allergens and provide medicines and treatments for
such as well. Familiar allergens include things like pollen, mold spores, dust, and

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Internist or pulmonologist - There are instances when asthma is not triggered by
allergens. In such cases, it is referred to as intrinsic asthma. Internists specialize in
internal medicine, and pulmonologists, sub-specialize in the treatment of
respiratory diseases. Both of these specialists can help determine things like
hormones, inflammatory processes that bring about
asthma. They can also provide treatment for asthma
linked to smoking, exercise, GERD, and weather changes.
These physicians are also the ideal choice for individuals
affected by adult onset asthma.

ENT specialist - Also called otolaryngologists, these
doctors treat disorders in the ear, nose, throat, and
related parts of the head and neck. Asthma can be
triggered by colds, infective processes in the throat and
sinuses, and postnasal drip. An ENT physician can properly deal with these

Pediatric Allergist                                                                Page 2
Pediatrician - If your child is affected by asthma, it is advisable to bring him to a
pediatrician first. Youngsters have special requirements, and as most parents
would concur, treating children can be very tricky. Having someone who has
trained particularly on how to handle children will ensure that the disorder is
managed effectively. Pediatricians also have areas of expertise, so it’s possible to
locate pediatric pulmonologists and allergists.

How to pick an asthma specialist

                      First of all, only choose a board-certified physician. It is also
                      important that you read about the educational and
                      professional background of the doctor you are considering. A
                      physician who takes part in research, teaching, and other
                      academic pursuits are a good choice since they're more up-to-
                      date about new treatment methods. You also have to check if
                      they will take your insurance policy . Most importantly,
                      considering that asthma is a life-long disorder, it makes sense
                      that you choose a doctor you feel more comfortable with.

Pediatric Allergist                                                              Page 3

Description: Many people are suffering from asthma As of 2009, 300 million people worldwide are afflicted with this disorder. It affects children as well as adults. In the US, there are a lot more kids suffering from asthma than there are adults.