SoCal Pulmonologists and Intensivists Network of Sound Physicians
Pulmonologist & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in Long Beach, CA
At SoCal Pulmonologists and Intensivists Network of Sound Physicians, Dr Maged A. Tanios and his staff specialize in caring for patients who have been diagnosed with many different breathing disorders, like asthma, COPD, emphysema, and allergies. Their office is located in Long Beach, California.
Asthma Q & A
What are Common Triggers for an Asthma Attack?
Asthma can be triggered by any number of things, including allergens, toxic substances, and emotional or traumatic events. A person who has been diagnosed with asthma often have allergies as well. An allergic reaction occurs when the person is exposed to a specific allergen that causes a reaction in the body. If the reaction is severe enough, it can trigger an asthma attack. Individuals who have asthma that is triggered by emotional trauma will have attacks that are brought on by events that are extremely upsetting or takes them outside of their comfort zone. Individuals who have allergy-induced asthma may be at an increased risk of emotionally triggered asthma.
Are There Different Types of Asthma?
There are several different types of asthma. Allergy induced asthma is triggered by exposure to allergens. Exercise-induced asthma is brought on by prolonged levels of intense activity. Some asthma attacks are triggered by uncontrolled bouts of coughing, while others may be triggered by stress or emotional upset. Occupational asthma often presents itself in the workplace and can be brought on by high levels of stress or exposure to certain types of chemicals. In order to determine what type of asthma is present, doctors can perform a battery of tests that monitor stress levels and other factors.
How is Asthma Treated?
Doctors treat asthma using both quick relief methods for acute attacks and long-term treatment methods as a means to control breathing patterns and keep acute attacks from occurring. Medications that dilate the bronchial tubes are used to open the airways when an attack is underway. Corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory medications are used to keep the lungs and airways stabilized so that if an attack does occur, it is easily brought under control. Doctors will often prescribe both treatments. The long term medication will be used on a daily basis, while a rescue inhaler is prescribed to control acute attacks when they occur.
Southern California Pulmonologists and Intensivists Network of Sound Physicians accepts all major forms of insurance. Please call our office if you do not see your insurance listed here.
Words from our patients
"I was very pleased with the schedule. The day I had the consultation the medical assistants were phenomenal, professional and very smart."
"I was extremely pleased with this office...when i got to my appointment I was received with smiles... My appointment went smoothly.. Would highly recommend this office"
"Did a great job listening to my concerns and even called my primary pulmonologist to touch base with him. I would recommend this doctor to others."
"I was referred by a friend who received nothing but professionalism and excellent care and I found the same care."
"Didn't feel rushed and he spent ample time with us. He answered all of our questions."
"Thank you for taking the time to review and explain all test results. Understanding this information helps me manage my health and well-being."