Asthma Part 2: The Medical Consult

In this part of the series, we will discuss the diagnostic methods available. Asthma is diagnosed in the primary care setting by a comprehensive medical history, family history, physical examination, and lung function tests. Your primary care physician will determine the severity of your asthma which in turn will affect the treatment you require. Referral to a Respiratory Specialist in the following situations: Subspecialized tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis of asthma there is a history of a life-threatening asthma attack Treatment for specific allergiesPolypharmacy (Multiple medications) is needed to control your asthma, Important Points To Mention During Your … Continue reading Asthma Part 2: The Medical Consult