At Scripps Health, our allergy and immunology doctors and staff work to effectively manage both minor and more severe symptoms of asthma, allergies and other immune disorders.
Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by breathing difficulty. Inflammation of the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs causes a number of symptoms which are uncomfortable at a minimum, and a serious health issue for some individuals.
Although asthma can place limitations on a person’s physical activity level, effective treatments are available which can enable patients to resume normal, healthy lifestyles.
Individuals who experience a heightened immune response to something in their environment are said to have an allergy to that substance. Whether it’s caused by airborne pollen, a culinary ingredient or an immune disorder, an allergic reaction can pose symptoms from the uncomfortable to the debilitating. Getting allergies under control is important to your health, as well as your quality of life.