By Lance Madigan
Dec 7, 2016
Gardiner says mild asthma may feel like a shortness of breath, but an asthma "attack" has three major components:
“Several things can cause an asthma attack, and it can be different for everyone,” said Gardiner. She explained the most common causes include:
Gardiner says it is important to be seen by a doctor if you suspect asthma. Besides making an official diagnosis, medical professionals can help patients to create an action plan of how to avoid triggers and treat attacks. In some cases, medications can be required.
To learn more about asthma, what treatments and services are available, go to https://intermountainhealthcare.org/services/respiratory-care/conditions/asthma/.
Do you have other questions about asthma? , Intermountain Healthcare and KUTV 2 will be holding “Ask The Expert” on Tuesday, December 13th. Medical experts will answer questions about asthma during interviews on air and over the phone with callers from noon to 5:30 p.m. Those interested can call 877-908-0680 to speak free of charge to one of the Intermountain experts, including doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other medical professionals, or receive answers via Facebook or Twitter using #kutvasktheexpert.