June 21, 2023
A large number of patients develop allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma together. Among the multiple triggers of asthmatic crisis and inadequate asthma control is uncontrolled allergic rhinitis. In this opportunity, Dr. Fatima Ortega, pulmonologist of Clinica Ricardo Palma, gives us more information on the subject.
It is a condition that can affect several body systems and occurs when the body generates an exaggerated and abnormal response when exposed to certain environmental factors, and food, among others.
In the presence of cough, phlegm, wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest tightness, an appropriate clinical evaluation is performed. Subsequently, spirometry, a non-invasive pulmonary function test, is performed to objectively determine the respiratory capacity of each person and thus confirm the diagnosis of asthma.
It is important to consult a specialist doctor in case of persistent cough, associated or not with respiratory distress, wheezing or chest tightness; In this way, the appropriate treatment will be provided according to your needs.
Dr. Fatima Ortega
Pulmonologist of Clínica Ricardo Palma