Asthma Specialist In Edison & North Plainfield, NJ

Sikiru A. Gbadamosi, MD LLC

Internists located in Edison, NJ & North Plainfield, NJ

Nearly 800,000 adults and children have asthma in New Jersey. As a chronic medical condition, it’s important to have a primary care doctor who has a good understanding of the illness and the most advanced methods of treatment. As a long-time New Jersey doctor based in Edison & North Plainfield, New Jersey, Sikiru Gbadamosi, MD, knows first-hand how to help you gain control over your asthma. If you’re looking for a primary care doctor to help you treat and manage your asthma, call or book online to schedule an appointment.

Asthma Q & A

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung condition characterized by narrow, inflamed, and sensitive airways. People with asthma often experience shortness of breath and wheezing when breathing out. These symptoms worsen when the airways are exposed to certain substances.

People have either allergic or nonallergic asthma, which is determined based on the irritant that triggers an attack.

What are the symptoms of asthma?

In addition to shortness of breath and wheezing, coughing and chest tightness are also common symptoms of asthma.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, speak with Dr. Gbadamosi. After a physical exam and a lung function test, which measures lung size and air flow, he can diagnose your symptoms.

What triggers an asthma attack?

Asthma is a chronic condition that is often set off by certain triggers depending on whether you have allergic or nonallergic asthma.

Triggers for allergic asthma include:

  • Pollen, grass, or weeds
  • Food, including additives
  • Dust, mold, and mites
  • Pet dander

Triggers for nonallergic asthma include:

  • Exercise
  • Illness such as cold or flu
  • Air pollutants or cigarette smoke
  • Medication

How is asthma treated?

Asthma is a lifelong illness that has no cure. However, Dr. Gbadamosi can help you manage your symptoms so it doesn’t interfere with your life.

His treatment plan for you might include:

  • Medication (long-term control and quick-acting)
  • Instructions on how to avoid your asthma triggers
  • Teaching you how to track symptoms
  • A plan for how to manage an attack

Medication is a primary treatment in the management of asthma. Long-term control medicines are prescriptions you’ll need to take daily. These types of medications, which are inhaled corticosteroids, decrease inflammation in the lungs to reduce symptoms.

Long-term medicines are not effective during an attack. In addition to the long-term control medicines, Dr. Gbadamosi will also prescribe quick-acting asthma medicine to help improve breathing during an attack. These medications, which are inhaled short-acting beta2-agonists, relax the muscles in your lungs to improve airflow.

As a specialist in the health of the residents in New Jersey, Dr. Gbadamosi makes the perfect choice for you when it comes to management of your asthma. If you're looking for a compassionate, knowledgeable primary care physician, schedule an appointment online to come in and meet the doctor today.