Asthma Testing in Louisville, KY
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What is Asthma?
Asthma is a common condition among men, women, and children in the United States. Asthma, which causes the airways to narrow and produce thick mucus, constricts the airways and makes it difficult to breathe. Physical activity, your environment, and more can cause asthma flare-ups that can be very scary when you don't know what's happening. At Jarvis Family Medical Services and J Spa, family nurse practitioner Karla Jarvis helps children and adults in Frankfort, Bowling Green, and other Kentucky communities test for and diagnose asthma. Once you know you or your child has asthma, you can work with your doctor to create a treatment plan as well as an emergency plan when a difficult asthma flare-up occurs. For more information or to schedule an asthma test, contact our Louisville, KY office today.
How is Asthma Diagnosed?
A variety of tests can be run to test for asthma. Some of the more common tests include PFT (pulmonary function tests), the methacholine challenge, and the inflammation assessment with nitric oxide. Whether you or your child is experiencing coughing, a tight chest, wheezing, or shortness of breath, it may be wise to come in for an asthma test, as these are common indicators of the condition.
For your testing, we ask that you:
- Wear clothes that are loose-fitting
- Eat a smaller meal before coming in
- Avoid exercise at least 30 minutes prior to the test
- Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol about four hours before your appointment
- Adjust any medications that could hinder your results
After your test, we'll be able to determine if you or your child has asthma. From there, we can help create a chronic disease management plan so you can live comfortably with this diagnosis and understand how to handle asthmatic emergencies. We will be available to help you better understand this diagnosis and can help manage asthma symptoms for years to come.
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Asthma Testing in Louisville, KY
At Jarvis Family Medical Services and J Spa, we are dedicated to helping individuals with asthma or who believe they or their children may be suffering from asthma or other chronic diseases. If you or your family member can't breathe regularly or have symptoms that are interrupting everyday life, we encourage you to visit our Louisville, KY office for asthma testing. Family nurse practitioner Karla Jarvis and her team provide a wide array of testing to diagnose asthma and can help create a long-term treatment plan for dealing with this condition.