Alpha Care Asthma Doctor’s Location
2165 Ashley Phosphate Road
Charleston, SC 29406
Asthma Treatment in North Charleston
If you or a loved one may be suffering from asthma, it can be a stressful and worrisome time. Asthma is a lung disease that causes episodes of wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness, most often starting in young children.
Our on-staff asthma specialist, Dr. Frederick Shaffer, will help diagnose and treat your or your child’s asthma, as well as answer any other questions you may have.
Diagnosing Your Asthma
The Alpha Care doctors in North Charleston will diagnose the extent of asthma using physical test, such as breathing or lung function tests.
While diagnosing asthma in young children can be a challenge, our asthma and allergy experts can figure out whether a child’s wheezing is a respiratory infection, allergies, or full blown asthma.
Asthma is a chronic condition with no cure but with proper treatment, sufferers can have little to no symptoms over time and enjoy normal activities. Treatment includes prescribing short-term and long-term medicines and avoiding asthma triggers.