Nighttime Wheezing Linked to Asthma

Dr. Bob, founder of The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus of East Tennessee takes a look at Nighttime Wheezing.
By: The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center
April 10, 2012 - PRLog -- When most people think ASTHMA, they think of difficulty breathing after exercise or exertion, or allergic induced asthmatic conditions. Do you wake up in the middle of the night wheezing, coughing and feeling short of breath? If so, you may have a condition called nocturnal asthma.

Children may show similar nighttime wheezing symptoms caused by the constriction (tightening of the muscles) and the inflammation (swelling and irritation) of the airways. Constriction and inflammation of the airways and increased mucosa make it difficult and sometimes impossible to breathe.  Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children. If a child's asthma is left untreated, it can result in loss of sleep, exercise limitations, absenteeism, emergency room visits and, in a few cases, death.

Dr. Bob explains the symptoms and treatments.

If you or someone you know experiences the above conditions, consult an allergist. Your allergist will be able to tell you the causes of your symptoms. If allergies are left untreated they can develop into asthma, so it’s important to see an allergist when you first start experiencing problems.

The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center has been treating sinus, allergy and asthma symptoms for both children and adults.

The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center is staffed by an experienced and caring team of multidisciplinary specialists, board certified in infant, pediatric, adolescent and adult allergy, asthma and immunology. All of our providers are dedicated to providing our patients with expert and friendly care.

Schedule an appointment at one of our 20 locations.

865-584-0962 or 800-600-7551

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