Asthma Program
Asthma Program

Respiratory Institute

Asthma Program

  • Overview
  • Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Meet Our Team

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis of Asthma

Diagnosing asthma is often straightforward and done based on the patient’s history and symptoms. Complex breathing tests or exercise tests are sometimes needed. All these tests are available at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Treatment of Asthma

Specific treatment approaches vary, depending on the severity of asthma and the patient’s specific needs. Treatment aims to reduce the intensity and frequency of asthma symptoms and the degree to which the patient is affected by these symptoms, as well as reducing the risk of complications caused by asthma.

Treatment methods may include:

  • Inhalers and oral medications: These treatments are designed to both ease and prevent symptoms.
  • Immunotherapy: Desensitizes the body to allergens that can trigger inflammation of the airways.
  • Biological therapy: Helps control the body’s overactive immune responses, which reduces swelling in the airway and makes it easier to breathe.
  • Bronchial thermoplasty: In this procedure, which is sometimes used in more severe cases of asthma, controlled heat energy is used to relieve the airway swelling seen in asthma patients. Bronchial thermoplasty is performed using a dedicated catheter passed through a flexible bronchoscope. This treatment can significantly reduce asthma symptoms, helping to bring the disease under control.
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Meet Our Team

Patients of the Asthma Program receive care from a multidisciplinary team with specialized expertise in the treatment of asthma. The care team includes:

  • Pulmonologists
  • Intensivists
  • Allergists
  • Immunologists
  • ENT surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Respiratory therapists.
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