LUNG CONDITIONS

LUNG CONDITIONS

Many lung conditions are related to allergies and asthma, including:

    • Exercise-induced asthma
    • Cough
    • Vocal cord dysfunction

EXERCISE-INDUCED ASTHMA

Exercise-induced asthma usually occurs 5 to 20 minutes after exercise. Symptoms can worsen in very cold and/or dry conditions.

COUGH

In most cases, cough is caused by a bacterial infection or virus that disappears on its own. A persistent cough can be a sign of something more serious – like asthma. Proper diagnosis is the first step in managing this condition.

VOCAL CORD DYSFUNCTION

This happens when the vocal cords don’t open properly, causing asthma-like symptoms such as:

    • Difficulty breathing
    • Wheezing
    • Cough
    • Throat tightness
    • Hoarseness and vocal changes

Many people with asthma have vocal cord dysfunction. Since the treatments are very different, proper diagnosis by our KCAA specially trained physicians is crucial.

Kansas City Allergy & Asthma - Lung Conditions
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