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Asthma affects the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.
Asthma is diagnosed based on your history and physical exam with a health care professional. Sometimes breathing tests needed to diagnose asthma.
Asthma is treated with medicines that are either inhaled using a special medicine machine (nebulizer) or a portable dispenser (inhaler) or occasionally with oral medications.
Untreated asthma can be very serious and even deadly. But when treated, asthma can be manageable.
If you have asthma or think you might, contact one of our family medicine locations to schedule an appointment.