We found 33 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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Yasmeen Ansari MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 199 Addison Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191
Clinical Interests: asthma
Sang Jo Han MD
Specializes in Neonatology
4.25 Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 800 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Clinical Interests: asthma
Mukesh K. Ahluwalia MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Critical Care
3.25 Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1400 Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Clinical Interests: asthma
Dr. Greg Edward Sharon M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
4.74 Average rating 4.74 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
Address: 303 Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Clinical Interests: exercise induced asthma, asthma
Dr. Priya J. Bansal M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
4.8 Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 303 Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Clinical Interests: asthma
Dr. Sanjay P. Patel M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
2.25 Average rating 2.25 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 150 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Clinical Interests: asthma
Dr. Roseann Marie Gager M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
4.88 Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 636 River, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Clinical Interests: asthma
Sol Drapkin MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4.98 Average rating 4.98 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
Address: 800 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Clinical Interests: asthma
Dr. Walter Daniel Perez MD
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
4.25 Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 721 Lake Street, Addison, IL 60101
Clinical Interests: asthma
Dr. Paresh A. Patel M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1400 Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Clinical Interests: asthma
Dr. Mohamed N. Jabri M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
2.95 Average rating 2.95 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 303 Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Clinical Interests: asthma
Dr. Noga Askenazi MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Immunology
4.05 Average rating 4.05 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 303 Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Clinical Interests: exercise induced asthma, asthma
Dr. Hameeduddin Khaja MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
Address: 800 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Clinical Interests: asthma
Mr. Wayne C. Williamson MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 100 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60062
Clinical Interests: asthma
Parol P. Pitroda MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 955 Beisner Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Clinical Interests: asthma
Dr. Reji Ninan M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 250 Kensington Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Clinical Interests: 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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