There has been a revolution in recent years in the way that Allergist/Immunologists treat asthma. Asthma is no longer considered one disease because of the many different forms it can come in. Asthma can be related to allergies, exercise, infections, stress and a variety of other factors. On a cellular and molecular level, these differences are crucial for successful diagnosis and also prescribing the right treatment. In recent years, “biologic” therapies have been developed in order to target certain proteins in the body that may be the inciting factor in different kinds of asthma inflammation. Your specialist can now begin to tailor your therapy to your specific type of asthma. To learn more about the various new options in asthma treatments make an appointment to see your Allergist/Immunologist.
– Dr. Edan Sarid