We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 500 near Allen, TX.

Dr. Zahid Nadeem Zafar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4201 Medical Center Drive; #300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Zahid Zafar works as an internist in McKinney, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Zafar's clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Zafar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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Dr. Azra Rayaz Jagani, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
600 West Mcdermott; Suite B
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Azra Jagani's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Dr. Jagani's areas of expertise include the following: asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Sindh Medical College. She trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for her residency. Dr. Jagani is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma, Weight Loss

Dr. Hasina Hussain, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
600 West Mcdermott; Suite B
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Hasina Hussain is an adolescent medicine specialist in Allen, TX and Frisco, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hussain include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hussain is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and a graduate of Wesley Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma, Weight Loss

Dr. Nazneen Mohua Talukder, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
600 W. Mcdermott; Suite B
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Nazneen Talukder practices adolescent medicine. Dr. Talukder's patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Talukder include asthma and allergy testing. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Talukder graduated from MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet. For her residency, Dr. Talukder trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

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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.
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