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We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Navigate 1500 near Hudson, FL.

Dr. Mukesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
13740 Office Park Court; Suite A
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel practices adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema

Dr. Robert Allen Young, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 130 Building 100
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Robert Young practices general internal medicine in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young honors. He studied medicine at Spain. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Lesions, Asthma, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemant Nathubhai Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah works as a general internist. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Diabetes, Abscess ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukeshkumar Ishwarbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13906 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 330
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Mukeshkumar Patel specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Hudson, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. His residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease where the tissue and airways of the lungs become extremely sensitive to certain substances. When these substances are breathed in, the lungs become inflamed. The muscles around the airways tighten and squeeze the lungs, and passages within the lungs swell and tighten. The airways themselves produce mucus, which further clogs the tightened, swollen airways. A person having an asthma attack finds it very difficult to breathe, and a severe attack can even be fatal.

Asthma affects people of all ages, but people with asthma are most often diagnosed as children. Symptoms can include wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. Some people have mild symptoms all the time, and some people have no symptoms at all, but everyone with asthma is susceptible to occasional severe attacks or flare-ups of symptoms when they are exposed to triggers. Triggers vary widely but can include:

  • Allergens (dust mites, pet fur, mold, pollen, grass)
  • Irritants (smoke, pollution, dust, chemicals)
  • Viral infections
  • Physical activity, especially outdoors
  • Certain medications or chemicals in foods (aspirin, sulfites)

Treatment for most asthma patients involves three steps. Learn what your asthma triggers are and avoid them. Take a daily control medication, usually an inhaled corticosteroid, to reduce inflammation in the lungs. Also, have “rescue medication” with you at all times to take in case of a severe attack. These quick-acting inhaled medications relax the muscles around the airways and allow the lungs to open up for air.

There is no cure for asthma, but with treatment it should not interfere with your daily life and activities.