Asthma Services for Adults
New York Methodist lung doctors diagnose asthma based on an exam, a medical history, and the results of other tests that determine how healthy your lungs are. These tests may either be done in a laboratory or in a doctor's office.
Once a diagnosis has been made, a variety of options are available to manage asthma. Most often, symptoms are caused by something specific - a virus, allergies, exercise, particles in the air, etc. Identifying and eliminating these causes is essential to successfully treating the condition.
New medications to control asthma are very effective. One type is used for long term control and another for quick relief during an asthma attack. Many patients use both. Immunotherapy (allergy desensitization shots) may help and will be recommended when appropriate.
For more information, please call 718.780.5835.