Pediatric and Adult Asthma

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung disease characterized by recurrent breathing problems. People with asthma have acute episodes or when the air passages in their lungs get narrower, and breathing becomes more difficult. Sometimes episodes of asthma are triggered by allergens, although infection, exercise, cold air and other factors are also important triggers.


Spirometry is type of pulmonary function test (PFT) that captures a “snapshot” of a patient’s lung volumes and can help determine whether he or she has asthma. The test consists of the patient forcefully exhaling into a  tube connected to a computer with the PFT software.

Xolair Injections are a specialized treatment option for severe allergic asthmatics who remain symptomatic despite high doses of inhaled or oral steroids.  The physician will determine whether a patient is a candidate for Xolair through lab tests, skin testing, and spirometry.