Are you looking for an asthma specialist near Elgin?

Are you looking for an asthma specialist near Elgin?

Asthma does not exist in a vacuum. Asthma is connected to a number of other conditions and diseases. Characterized by breathing difficulties, this condition can be caused by other illnesses, and it can trigger other problems.

Since asthma is related to so many other diseases, it’s important to have access to specialists near Elgin with a diverse breadth of experience. The doctors at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois specialize in asthma, but they also specialize in a range of related conditions including:

  • Allergies
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis or esophageal inflammation
  • Eczema
  • Allergic rhinitis or hayfever
  • Sinusitis

While asthma may be “intrinsic,” it can also be triggered by other problems. These problems include allergies. The allergens most commonly associated with allergic asthma may be inhaled, such as tiny flecks from pet’s skin or saliva, mold, pollen, and dust mites.

More rarely, food allergies may be to blame for allergic asthma. However, food allergies are among the allergens responsible for the most severe symptoms such as anaphylaxis.

Asthma alone is a serious disease but it, too, can cause other conditions. Over time, the airways may become permanently narrowed. This process is called airway remodeling and dramatically affects how you breathe.

In addition, symptoms can interfere with the quality of your sleep. A chronic lack of sleep has been associated with a number of other problems that affect your health, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression, and stroke. These disruptive symptoms and their consequences can affect your performance at work, at school, and even your social life and hobbies suffer.

Asthma and allergic illnesses can be misdiagnosed. A number of health conditions can appear as asthma. These conditions include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD). Sinus inflammation, infection, or frequently swelling coexists with asthmatic symptoms. Even heartburn can cause asthma-like symptoms.

Since our specialists have training and experience with a wide range of conditions, they have their finger on the pulse of the latest ways to diagnose and treat both asthma as well as a host of other conditions.

In some cases, it might be best to prescribe medications and therapies that work on a couple of conditions, such as those to ease both allergies and asthma in cases of allergic asthma. For an asthma specialist with an understanding of all the problems that can cause this illness or mimic this condition, call (847) 888-8802 to schedule an evaluation in Elgin.

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Dr. Noga Askenazi | Meredith Cirrincione

Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, Ascension Health, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.


Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.