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Asthma Treatment at Midwest Express Clinics

We understand the urgency and discomfort that asthma can bring. That’s why we’re here to provide you with prompt and professional care without the need for an appointment. However, it’s crucial to note that if your condition is severe, such as experiencing difficulty walking or a bluish color around your mouth, it’s imperative to seek immediate attention at an emergency room, and we will promptly refer you to a nearby hospital for specialized care.

If you are unable to walk or stand or you notice a bluish color to your mouth, GO TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM IMMEDIATELY.

If you do decide to come to Midwest Express Clinic and we determine you require emergency treatment, we will quickly provide you with a referral to a nearby hospital.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that can lead to symptoms like wheezing, breathlessness, and coughing. Once diagnosed, asthma becomes a lifelong condition, although its symptoms may vary over time. In some instances, individuals with asthma may experience sudden and severe worsening symptoms known as an “asthma attack.”

Diagnoses & Identifying the Causes of Asthma

Diagnosis: Asthma is typically diagnosed by a primary care physician through a comprehensive evaluation. This assessment includes reviewing your medical history, a physical examination, and specific tests. Your physician will also inquire about your family history of asthma and allergies and the frequency and nature of your asthma symptoms.

Physical Examination: During the physical examination, your physician will carefully listen to your breathing while looking for signs of asthma or allergies. These signs may include wheezing, swollen nasal passages, or allergic skin conditions.

Lung Function Tests: Often, a diagnostic test of lung function is conducted to assess the efficiency of your lungs. This test measures how much air you can inhale and exhale and the speed at which you can do so. If the initial test results are inconclusive, your physician may recommend additional tests for a more precise diagnosis.

Common Asthma Triggers

Asthma attacks are often triggered by tightening muscles around your airways, typically in response to various environmental factors. These triggers can include, but are not limited to:

  • Exercise
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Dust
  • Air Pollutants
  • Mold
  • Pet Dander

Frequently Asked Questions

What sets Midwest Express Clinic apart when it comes to asthma care?

Midwest Express Clinic offers immediate, walk-in care for asthma sufferers, ensuring you receive fast and professional treatment without needing an appointment. Your well-being is our priority.

What should I do if my asthma symptoms are severe or life-threatening?

If you are experiencing severe symptoms such as difficulty walking or a bluish discoloration around your mouth, do not wait. Proceed to the nearest emergency room immediately. We will quickly refer you to a nearby hospital if needed.

What is asthma, and how is it different from other respiratory conditions?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by symptoms like wheezing, breathlessness, and coughing. It’s different from other respiratory conditions due to its chronic nature, which means you’ll always have it, though symptoms may vary over time.

How is asthma diagnosed at Midwest Express Clinic?

Asthma is typically diagnosed through a comprehensive evaluation. This includes reviewing your medical history, a physical examination, and lung function tests. We also consider your family history of asthma and allergies.

What can I expect during the physical examination for asthma diagnosis?

During the physical exam, your physician will listen carefully to your breathing and look for signs of asthma or allergies, such as wheezing, nasal swelling, or skin conditions. This helps in identifying potential triggers.



What are some common triggers for asthma attacks?

Various factors, including exercise, cigarette smoke, dust, air pollutants, mold, and pet dander can trigger asthma attacks. Being aware of these triggers can help you manage your condition better.

Can weather changes trigger asthma symptoms?

Yes, sudden changes in weather, such as temperature fluctuations, strong winds, or storms, can trigger asthma symptoms. It’s essential to be cautious during weather variations if you have asthma.

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