Come to UHealth Jackson Urgent Care for Asthma Attack Treatment in Miami, FL
An asthma attack can be quite alarming. When you feel like you can’t breathe, the last thing you want to do is sit in the overcrowded waiting room of a busy hospital and try to stay calm as you wait your turn to see an emergency room physician. But, you also can’t wait a week or even longer for an appointment with your primary care physician. UHealth Jackson Urgent Care offers a convenient alternative in Miami, FL, where our board-certified, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System physicians can provide immediate care for patients who are experiencing mild respiratory distress (severe asthma attacks can be life-threatening and warrant emergency medical attention).
An asthma attack occurs when the muscles surrounding the airways of the lungs become inflamed or constricted (bronchospasms). The most common symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, chest pressure, chest tightness, and sore throat, all of which can vary widely in intensity. Some people experience symptoms on a daily basis, while others have asthma attacks that are triggered by allergens, pet dander, tobacco smoke, exercise, and other external factors.
Because asthma is a chronic condition, the goal of treatment is to prevent and control its symptoms. For many patients, asthma treatment involves the use of two general types of medications:
- Instant-relief (rescue) medications, which are taken during a symptom flare-up to regulate breathing
- Long-term control medications, which are taken daily to prevent attacks by reducing airway inflammation
The physicians at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, Florida, encourage all individuals who are living with asthma to have regular medical checkups and to take their medications as prescribed. These steps are vital to the success of an asthma management plan. It is also very important to learn which triggers to avoid and when to seek emergency medical care.
If you feel like you can’t catch your breath or your inhaler does not reduce your asthma symptoms, come to a UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center in Miami, FL, right away, before your discomfort escalates. We can provide fast, effective, and compassionate care to help you find relief.