At his practice in Port Richey, Florida, Dr. Jaime Kratz has established himself as one of the leading asthma specialists in the Port Richey and Trinity areas. He’s helped many patients who suffer from asthma, and he continues to provide diagnostic and ongoing treatments for the condition.
Fasenra or Nucala
Asthma is a difficult condition that can interrupt your daily activities and diminish your quality of life. At Kratz Allergy in Port Richey, Florida, we are dedicated to providing all of our patients with cutting-edge treatments that safely and effectively battle it and help you regain your health.
An Introduction to Asthma
During an asthma attack, the airways swell, narrow, and produce excess mucus. This combination makes it very difficult to breathe and results in symptoms like wheezing, coughing, and tightness of the chest.
If you are suffering from these symptoms, make an appointment at Kratz Allergy so we can help alleviate your pain and suffering. One of our medical doctors will evaluate the patterns of your symptoms, your family history, and other factors in order to provide an accurate diagnosis.
Do You Have Severe Asthma?
Some asthma is minor and only becomes evident during excessive physical activity or cold weather, but as many as 5 to 10 percent of the asthma population is coping with a severe condition called Eosinophilic asthma. This type is rooted in standard symptoms but also involves abnormally high levels of white blood cells called eosinophils. High levels of eosinophils cause inflammation of the airways and impact the sinuses and nasal passages.
Severe symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, chronic sinus infections, lost sense of smell, obstructed airflow, coughing, and nasal polyps. It is traditionally treated with a high-dose ICS as well as a secondary steroid to prevent symptoms from becoming uncontrolled. However, two new treatments for severe allergies, Fasenra and Nucala, are proven to prevent attacks caused by eosinophils while also reducing oral steroid use by 75 percent!
Two New Treatments for Severe Asthma: Fasenra and Nucala
Nucala and Fasenra have been shown to reduce blood eosinophils by up to 84 percent compared with placebo. They are also clinically proven to reduce exacerbations and support better breathing after the first dose! With stabilized blood eosinophil levels, severe attacks can be reduced by up to 51 percent. Lung function also significantly improves.
You deserve relief from severe asthma, and thanks to innovative treatments like Fasenra and Nucala, you can now prevent symptoms without total reliance on steroids! Call Kratz Allergy at 727-300-2560 to learn more and make an appointment with Dr. Jaime Kratz to find out if these treatments can work for you.