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Allergies vs. asthma: Giving you the facts

Velocity Care explains the differences between these two similar conditions as you enter this year’s allergy and asthma season

Allergies and asthma are conditions that affect the respiratory system, and they often have similar symptoms and triggers. Both conditions are extremely common throughout the United States, with an estimated 18 million Americans suffering from allergies each year and nearly 1 in 12 people (or 25 million Americans) experiencing asthma.

  April 1, 2017   Allergies, Asthma/Emphysema, Allergy 0 Comments   Read More

Do you have an asthma action plan?

Learn how to control the symptoms of asthma and prevent an attack

Asthma is a lifelong disease of the respiratory system. The cause of asthma is unknown, and while it can’t be cured, you can control the symptoms and reduce the number of attacks using an action plan.

According to the CDC, more than 264,000 adults and 97,000 children in Louisiana had asthma in 2008. If you or a loved one is suffering from asthma, meet with your urgent care doctor to formulate a strategy to minimize attacks...

  March 21, 2017   Asthma/Emphysema 0 Comments   Read More

Breathe easy today

Velocity Care provides information and treatment options for asthma

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that usually develops in childhood and affects close to one in 12 people in the United States. It causes a narrowing and inflammation of the airways. This inflammation can make the airways very sensitive and can cause them to swell and create more mucus. This increase in mucus and swelling can narrow the airways even more, making it very difficult to breathe.

  April 13, 2016   Asthma/Emphysema 0 Comments   Read More

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