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Total Care Family Practice

Family Practice Physicians located in Henderson, NV

Asthma

When you have asthma, you might have attacks that range from mild to possibly life-threatening, which can cause you to avoid certain activities you typically enjoy. Being able to control this condition can help ensure that you’re able to continue participating in your favorite activities. At Total Care Family Practice, Dr. Evan Allen provides diagnostic services and treatment for patients in Henderson, Nevada, who have asthma.

Asthma Q & A

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What are the symptoms of asthma?

If you have asthma, your symptoms might flare up at certain times, such as when you’re exercising, or they might happen on a regular basis. Some common symptoms of asthma include the following:

  • Short, shallow breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Wheezing when breathing out
  • Sleep disruptions due to breathing problems

When do I need prompt medical care for asthma?

If you have mild asthma, you might be able to control it on your own with help from a quick-relief inhaler. However, you should seek immediate medical care if you have symptoms that are considered an emergency. These include wheezing or shortness of breath that gets worse and no relief from symptoms after you use your inhaler.

Why do I have asthma?

The exact cause of asthma isn’t known, but several triggers can lead to asthma attacks. Some of these include the following:

  • Pollen, mold, dust, and other airborne allergens
  • Colds and other respiratory viruses
  • Cold outdoor air
  • Smoke and other air pollutants
  • Stress
  • Aspirin and other over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Exercise

How dangerous is uncontrolled asthma?

If you don’t have asthma under control, you could be at risk of developing severe complications.

You might develop problems in your day-to-day life from poor sleep quality, or you might end up having trouble breathing comfortably. You might also need emergency care from severe and potentially fatal asthma attacks that make it hard or nearly impossible to breathe.

How is asthma diagnosed?

If you undergo testing for asthma, Dr. Allen might do a spirometry test that estimates how narrow your airway is. Another test you might undergo measures peak flow when you exhale. You might also need lung function tests after you use a bronchodilator to make your airway wider.

How can I manage asthma?

Managing asthma might involve taking long-term asthma medication, such as corticosteroids that you inhale. Dr. Allen might also recommend having a quick-relief inhaler on you in case of sudden and severe asthma attacks.

If you need asthma treatment, please contact Total Care Family Practice to make an appointment with Dr. Allen.

Most Major Insurances Accepted

Total Care Family Practice accepts most major health insurance plans. Once you have confirmed your insurance plan's acceptance, we will be happy to process your insurance claims for you. Please bring a copy of your current insurance card and a Photo ID that matches the last name as the name on your insurance card. If you do not see your insurance provider please contact our office.

AARP
Allied Benefit Systems
Ameriben
APWU
Assurant Health
Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CDS
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Coventry
Deseret Mutual
EBMS
First Health
GEHA
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "If you want a no-nonsense doctor who respects you and your time and expects you to do the same, Dr. Allen is great."

    Natalie H.
  • Yelp

    "I wish I could give higher stars. Highly recommend. Great location, easy to find and very clean!"

    Lyn G.
  • Yelp

    "I've been going here for about almost a year now and all the staff and medical team do a very great job at taking care of my needs."

    Fallon J.
  • Yelp

    "The staff is highly trained and committed to their work. They know what to do and how to do it and they take pride in what they do."

    Avner M.
  • Yelp

    "What a wonderful team of professionals. My experience was handled with prompt, courteous, thorough care and genuine concern for my fitness and well being. "

    Kenna J.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Allen is by far one of the most caring, professional yet pleasant, physicians I have encountered in quite some time"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "You can tell that they love working together and have a great respect for the providers there. Dr. Allen runs a professional team there."

    Verified Patient
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    "Their staff is very friendly and professional. They made the extra effort to make sure every question and concern I had was addressed."

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Location
Total Care Family Practice
1701 Green Valley Parkway, Bldg 5, Suite C
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: 702-541-8240
Fax: (702) 541-8241
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702-541-8240