As a parent, there’s nothing worse than watching your child struggle. And when that struggle is to catch a breath, something most people take for granted, it’s excruciating. That’s why Manchester Pediatrics Associates offers dedicated asthma diagnosis and treatment at their offices in South Windsor, and Tolland, Connecticut. Get your child’s breathing struggles resolved by calling the office or requesting your visit online.

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What is asthma?

Asthma is a condition that affects a person’s ability to breathe. It causes the airways within the lungs to narrow and/or causes the body to produce extra mucus, which blocks the airways. Both conditions make it challenging for the person to breathe comfortably.

The most common symptoms of asthma are:

  • Wheezing or rattling when breathing
  • Trouble catching a full breath
  • Pain or tightness in the chest
  • Coughing attacks

Asthma ranges in severity. For some people, it’s a minor inconvenience that doesn’t require any special treatment. For others, it brings on life-threatening asthma attacks. To ensure your child’s breathing struggles don’t lead to a medical emergency, it’s important to address them with your practitioner at Manchester Pediatric Associates. Then, you work together with the medical team to diagnose your child’s asthma and lay out a treatment plan that protects their ability to breathe.

What causes asthma?

Asthma may be inherited. It can also be worsened by certain factors. For example, some people have exercise-induced asthma, while others live with allergy-induced asthma.

The team at Manchester Pediatric Associates helps you identify your child’s asthma triggers so you can avoid them and take the necessary precautions to help your child breathe easier.

How is asthma diagnosed?

If you think your child might have asthma, visit Manchester Pediatric Associates. They offer the lung function tests needed to determine whether or not your child is living with asthma. Your child doesn’t need to feel nervous before their appointment, either. These tests are easy and painless. They simply involve breathing in and out of a tube.

Can asthma be treated?

Yes. The team at Manchester Pediatric Associates is committed to helping your child find the right asthma treatment to help them breathe comfortably at all times.

In some cases, simple lifestyle changes like avoiding allergens can make a dramatic difference in your child’s asthma. They can also prescribe long-term medications and quick-relief inhalers as needed to keep your child’s airways clear and open. In short, there are a number of safe, easy-to-use, effective asthma treatments available to help your child.

Learn more about how Manchester Pediatric Associates can help your child breathe easily by calling the team or scheduling an appointment through the online booking tool today.