Elgin area healthcare team helps patients living with and managing Asthma

Elgin area healthcare team helps patients living with and managing Asthma

Asthma is a condition that can ebb and flow. There may be periods when you experience worsening symptoms, but with the right care and attention, you can help keep your asthma under control. At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates, our team has the skills and expertise to help all of our patients who are living with asthma. Together, we can help you manage your symptoms to reduce frequency and severity, greatly improving your overall quality of life.

Some things you can do to help manage your asthma include:

  1. Take proper care of yourself. People who suffer from chronic conditions can benefit greatly from taking care of themselves. It is important to maintain physical activity, pay attention to your mental health, keep up with proper nutrition, and have a well-rounded support system. All of these can contribute to fewer symptoms and better quality of life.
  2. Don’t skip medications. So many times people stop taking medications because they are feeling better. The fact remains; the medication is what is helping you feel better. If you are on a preventer, make sure to continue taking it to prevent attacks.
  3. Maintain regular visits with your healthcare team. Asthma is a long-term condition. It is important for you to stay in contact with your healthcare providers. This makes it easier for you to bring up any concerns and worsening symptoms and allows your doctors and nurses to stay on top of your care.
  4. Quit smoking. Smoking is bad for everyone, but it can have a profound effect on the severity of asthma attacks. It can also minimize the effects of your medication. If you need assistance quitting smoking, don’t hesitate to ask your healthcare team for resources.

By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, keeping up with routine healthcare, and properly taking your medications, you can drastically reduce the impact asthma has on your everyday life. We want to make living with and managing asthma as easy as possible for patients in Elgin and the surrounding areas. To learn more about the services we provide, call us today to schedule a consultation.

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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.