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Asthma Treatments Washington DC

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Patty Lee, MD
(203) 483-6512
200 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1991

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Byron Stanley Cooper, MD
(202) 833-3000
1011 N Capitol St NE
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Hosp Ctr, Washington, Dc; George Washington Univ Hosp, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Capital Pulmonary Internist

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Wayne P Davis
(202) 865-6797
2041 Georgia Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Julian R Craig, MD
2041 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston, Jamaica (950-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1988

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Octavius D Polk, MD
(202) 526-5491
2041 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1978

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Sheik Nasir Hassan
(202) 806-9494
2041 Georgia Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Dr.Barry Simon
(202) 692-1509
1111 20th St NW # 5
Washington, DC
Gender
M
Speciality
Pulmonologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Joel Martin Taubin
(202) 296-4002
1145 19th St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Steven D Lerner
(202) 296-5122
1120 19th St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Alvin V Thomas
(202) 865-6797
2041 Georgia Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Asthma

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Asthma

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What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. The airways are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways are inflamed (swollen). The inflammation makes the airways very sensitive, and they tend to react strongly to things that you are allergic to or find irritating. When the airways react, they get narrower, and less air flows through to your lung tissue. This causes symptoms like wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), coughing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing, especially at night and in the early morning.

Obesity may be linked to asthma, as well as other health problems.

Asthma cannot be cured, but most people with asthma can control it so that they have few and infrequent symptoms and can live active lives.

When your asthma symptoms become worse than usual, it is called an asthma episode or attack. During an asthma attack, muscles around the airways tighten up, making the airways narrower so less air flows through. Inflammation increases, and the airways become more swollen and even narrower. Cells in the airways may also make more mucus than usual. This extra mucus also narrows the airways. These changes make it harder to breathe.

Asthma attacks are not all the same—some are worse than others. In a severe asthma attack, the airways can close so much that not enough oxygen gets to vital organs. This condition is a medical emergency. People can die from severe asthma attacks.

So, if you have asthma, you should see your doctor regularly. You will need to learn what things cause your asthma symptoms and how to avoid them. Your doctor will also prescribe medicines to keep your asthma under control.

How Is Asthma Diagnosed?

Some things your doctor will ask about include:

Periods of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest tightness that come on suddenly, occur often, or seem to happen during certain times of the year or season Colds that seem to "go to the chest" or take more than 10 days to get over Medicines you may have used to help your breathing Your family history of asthma and allergies Things that seem to cause your symptoms or make them worse

Your doctor will listen to your breathing and look for signs of asthma or allergies.

Your doctor will probably use a device called ...

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