Adult Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that causes inflammation in the airways. Symptoms can appear at any time in your life, causing asthma attacks from breathing in allergens.

Make an appointment with a UNM provider if you are over 18 and begin having these symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath after exercise, or
  • Wheezing when exhaling

We can diagnosis your lung condition and develop a long-term plan to manage your symptoms. Our experts provide specialized care for mild to severe cases.

Patients who have poorly controlled asthma, frequent hospitalizations or complex symptoms may benefit from a referral to the Adult Asthma Clinic.

Asthma Treatment & Education

At the Adult Asthma Clinic, you’ll meet with specialists trained in the care and management of asthma. We will provide you with information on:

  • Action plans for mild to severe asthmatics
  • Home treatments
  • How to avoid irritants
  • How to use a metered dose inhaler
  • How to use a spacer