How an Asthma Specialist Can Help You and Your Asthma
Asthma specialists are here to help you manage your asthma, develop treatment plans that will help improve your symptoms, and provide insights about your asthma triggers.
Asthma specialists are trained specifically to deal with asthma attacks. They have a total of nine years of training under them which not only allow them to prevent asthma but also allows them to treat and diagnose asthma along with allergies and other problems that are related to asthma.
They Are There to Help You Every Step of the Way
Once you have been diagnosed with asthma, you will be referred to a primary care physician who will put a treatment plan in place to help get your asthma under control.
These specialists are there to help you if your current asthma care plan isn't working or if your asthma allergies get better or worse over time. Asthma specialists will see you regularly and you are also able to make appointments should you ever need them.
Specialists will work with you in every aspect because they know that every patient is completely different. They also listen to your symptoms and your fears without judging you, and they're always trying to help in the best way that they can.
Why Peak Flow Records Are Important for Your Specialist
Your specialist may ask you to keep a peak flow record at home just to check how severe or good your asthma has been certain days. This isn't because they don't believe you or because they want to see if you're telling them the truth.
This is for them to check the numbers that they understand more clearly than we probably do. The peak flow is, obviously, great for you, as well, because then you know when you're likely to need your inhalers throughout the day if it develops past it.
If you are unsure of what peak flow is, don't worry, it is simply a tube this large with a mouthpiece on it, and you have to blow out as hard as you can into it. It is measure how fast you can blow air out of your lungs which, in turn, shows how much air is actually in your lungs, which is why asthma specialists prefer to keep an eye on them.
I would recommend an asthma specialist if you have been diagnosed with asthma. I know it is a very very scary thing to be diagnosed with, but my specialist has been fantastic. She always listens to my concerns and always tries to help in the best way that she can.
I know that if something has changed, for example, I've reduced my inhalers because I'm on quite a lot of medication and my asthma worsens, then she will change it to put it back up just to try and help me. She's not out to make her life easier. She's out to make my life easier.
So, please, if you have been diagnosed with asthma, go along to your appointments because they will help you every single way and they will listen to you.