Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition attacking the lungs, making breathing problematic. It causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to symptoms like wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. While asthma is manageable with medication and lifestyle changes, seek medical attention if your child experiences symptoms.
Dr. Yip and Dr. Rosenthal at Angel Pediatrics in Anthem, AZ, are experienced pediatricians who can help diagnose and treat asthma in children. By seeking his expertise, parents can rest assured their child's condition is adequately cared for, allowing their child to lead a healthy and active life. They will work with your family to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your child's unique needs and helps them breathe easier.
How Is Pediatric Asthma Diagnosed?
Pediatricians diagnose pediatric asthma by considering the child's medical history, physical exam, and results from breathing tests. Ours may ask questions about your child's symptoms, including occurrences and severity. They also want to know if there's a family history of asthma or allergies. During the physical exam, our pediatrician will listen to your child's breathing with a stethoscope and look for signs of inflammation or lung congestion.
They may also check for other conditions that can mimic asthma symptoms, such as acid reflux or a respiratory infection. Breathing tests, like spirometry, can help confirm a diagnosis of asthma in Anthem, AZ, by measuring how much air your child can exhale and how quickly they can do it. If your child's symptoms improve with a bronchodilator medication, this can also support an asthma diagnosis. Our pediatrician will use this information to accurately diagnose and create a treatment plan tailored to your child's needs.
Your Child’s Visit: What To Expect
During an initial consultation for asthma, you can expect a warm and welcoming environment designed to put you and your child at ease. Dr. Yip and Dr. Rosenthal will start the visit by asking you and your child about their medical history and current symptoms.
Dr. Yip and Dr. Rosenthal may also perform some tests, such as breathing tests, to understand your child's condition. Our doctor will then work with you and your child to create a personalized treatment plan to help manage asthma and improve your child's quality of life. Throughout the consultation, our doctor will answer questions and provide recommendations and support every step of the way.
Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. If you have questions or concerns about asthma in Anthem, AZ, and want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Yip and Dr. Rosenthal at Angel Pediatrics, call (623) 551-0442.