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What is asthma?

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Asthma is one of the common diseases of the breathing. Asthma affected an estimated 262 million people in 2019 (WHO facts) and caused 455 000 deaths.

Here are asthma facts in US from CDC:

Approximately 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma., and 20 million of these are adults age 18 and older have asthma.

Asthma rates are highest in Black adults in the U.S.

It is a leading chronic disease in children. Currently, there are about 5.1 million children under the age of 18 with asthma, and it affects Black children three times more often.

Can I live normally if I have asthma?


It is possible to have normal life if you were diagnosed with asthma. In some situations it is even possible not to use medications. As a matter of fact, there are two types of asthma that are treated differently because they are caused by different factors.

In our clinic we provide thorough diagnostics to figure out what type of asthma you have.

Allergic asthma.

You may have problems with the lungs that started in your nose. How is that? Allergic asthma is caused by immune sensitization to environmental allergens, such as pet dander, cockroaches, pollens, dust mites. This happens in the nose, so first an allergic reaction develops in the nasal mucosa, and only then becomes a systemic reaction affecting lungs. You may also develop other systemic allergic problems:

1.Allergic conjunctivitis and red eyes

2.Allergic rashes and eczema

3.Sinus headaches

4.Children may develop allergic hyperactivity, which can be misdiagnosed as ADHD


Non-allergic asthma

Some people have asthma from birth as a genetic problem – babies are born with small airways and develop wheezing with every viral infection. Some children outgrow asthma close to puberty with active growth, while others have asthma for life.

In this situation we need to select the minimal medication regimen that keeps lungs open, and a rescue plan for asthma exacerbations.

In our clinic we introduce people to the lung exercise program that can increase lung volume up to 10%! It is enough not to use inhaler during running and cycling, and not to experience problems during viral sickness. None of our patients with asthma got hospitalized during COVID. Almost none even had severe sickness due to active lifestyle, good diet and special exercise program.