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Asthma

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Asthma is common, affecting millions of adults and 9 million children in the United States.

Approximately 40% of children with asthmatic parents will develop asthma.

Asthma is the cause of 4,000 deaths each year.

What is Asthma?

Asthma occurs when airways in the lungs become inflamed & constricted. The muscles surrounding the airways tighten, and your mucus is produced inside the airway causing trouble breathing. 

Asthma Symptoms

Cough, Shortness of breath, Chest tightness, Wheezing

Asthma Triggers

  • Viral illnesses
  • Allergies
  • Exercise
  • Weather
  • Smoke/perfumes
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux/Heartburn
  • Pregnancy

Asthma Tests

Diagnosing Asthma can be difficult as signs and symptoms range from mild to severe, and there are many other conditions that mimic Asthma's symptoms, such as emphysema, wheezy bronchitis, and even pneumonia. 

Once those have been ruled out, a breathing test (Pulmonary Function Test) is given to use in determining how much air moves in and out while you breathe. Sometimes this is done before and after using a bronchodilator, an inhaled medicator used to treat constriction of the airways.  

If your lungs improve with the bronchodilator, it's probable that you have asthma.

Asthma Treatments & Management

Treatment for asthma involves avoiding triggers for asthma attacks. Most people with persistent asthma use a combination of long term medications along with a quick-relief inhaler.

Who We Are At Advancements in Allergy

At Advancements in Allergy, we know that the right care can make the difference between suffering with an allergic reaction and feeling better. We place great importance on having a complete & thorough knowledge of our patients, working closely with you to develop a strategy that works for you in treating and maintaining optimal personal health so you can feel better and therefore live better.

Our clinic emphasizes preventive care. We believe a personal, happy approach produces the best results. We combine the most modern medical knowledge with the warmest of care. We never forget to look at the patient as a "whole person" and consider each individual's preference and concerns in the development of a care plan.

At Advancements in Allergy & Asthma, we work hand in hand with your primary health care provider. This gives you access to the best of our vast Asthma expertise, while ensuring that your primary doctor is up to date on everything he/she needs to know about your specific needs. It's because we are a small asthma clinic that we are able to provide such personalized care with excellence in customer service.

Out of hundreds of clinics in Minnesota, we are very pleased to have earned the #1 score by Healthscores
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Patient Testimonial:

Dr. Wexler,

 

I just want to say thank you for the care and concern you demonstrated at my last asthma/allergy evaluation. I really appreciate everything you did for me. Doctors like you prove that the ability to really care about others truly exists in our health care system. Please know I am very grateful and appreciate your efforts.

 

Sincerely,

Latha 

 

 

Dr. Wexler,

Jeffrey -------'s mother called. She has many questions regarding her son's health. She would really like to speak with you. She said you explain everything so nicely that she can understand. She is willing to make an appt- for a conference- Jeffrey is home until Friday.

Call today to schedule your appointment

and feel good again!

 

(952) 546-6866

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12450 Wayzata Blvd.,
Suite 215
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305
952-546-6866

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