About Asthma


sthma is a chronic disease that affects about 24 million Americans, almost half of them children, making it the most common serious disease among children. Its primary cause is an inflammation of the airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs.

Many adults and children with asthma have “allergic asthma,” which means that allergens — like dust mites, mold, animal dander, pollen and cockroaches — make their symptoms worse. Asthma is a serious disease, but it is a disease that can be well managed. With help from an allergist/immunologist, adults and children with asthma can lead lives very similar to those of their friends who don’t have asthma.

  • Signs that you or your child might have asthma include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.
  • Asthma may be exacerbated by Pregnancy. Uncontrolled asthma can harm the health of a mother and her baby.

If you think you have asthma, you should talk with our board-certified allergist/immunologist, Kevin Stabile, M.D., a medical doctor with special training to manage allergies and asthma and help develop a treatment plan.

Each person’s asthma treatment is exclusively customized based on the frequency, severity and duration of symptoms and on the degree of allergic sensitivity.

To evaluate your asthma symptoms, call South Florida Allergy & Asthma Specialists at 561-672-7511 for an immediate appointment.