Asthma Specialist

Duraid Ahad-Daman, MD -  - Family Medicine

Duraid Ahad-Daman, MD

Family Medicine located in Troy, MI

Because asthma is a condition that affects your ability to breathe easily, it can have a huge impact on your daily life. If you are one of the millions who suffer from asthma, Dr. Duraid Ahad-Daman can help you manage, and avoid, the symptoms associated with asthma, getting you back to an active and healthy lifestyle. Dr. Ahad-Daman's family medicine practice is located in Troy, Michigan and he welcomes patients from the surrounding Detroit areas.

Asthma Q & A

What is asthma?

Asthma is a condition that causes your airways to swell and narrow, making it difficult for you to breathe. Because of the obstruction in your airways, your body produces extra mucus, which further hampers your ability to breathe freely by causing you to wheeze and cough.

For some people, asthma is a minor annoyance that only flares up infrequently, while for others, severe asthma attacks can be life-threatening. Wherever you fall on the scale, Dr. Ahad-Daman can diagnose and help manage your symptoms, allowing you to enjoy your daily activities without interference.

There is no cure for asthma, but its symptoms can be controlled.

What are the symptoms of asthma?

Asthma symptoms vary in frequency and severity, but typically include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness or pain in your chest
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing fits
  • Trouble sleeping

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment with Dr. Ahad-Daman to figure out a treatment plan that is best for you.

What triggers asthma?

If you are like most asthma sufferers, certain situations or conditions will make your asthma flare up, such as:

  • Airborne irritants and allergens, such as pollen, dust, and smoke
  • Respiratory infections
  • Exercise or physical activity
  • Cold air
  • Sulfites or preservatives found in food

How is asthma treated?

Since there is no cure for asthma, treatment focuses on management and prevention. Commonly, Dr. Ahad-Daman will recommend:

  • Long-term medications, like anti-inflammatory inhalers
  • Quick-relief medications designed for an attack
  • Lifestyle changes, like quitting smoking
  • Environmental control, such as air filters
  • Avoidance of triggers

Dr. Ahad-Daman will assess your situation and come up with a treatment plan tailored to your symptoms and triggers.

What is COPD?

While chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) is not asthma, it is a condition of the lungs that affects your breathing. COPD is typically a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and is overwhelmingly caused by smoking.

With COPD, early detection and management are key and Dr. Ahad-Daman has considerable experience in helping patients slow the progression of the disease and manage its symptoms.

Insurance Accepted

Dr. Ahad-Daman accepts most major insurance providers. Please contact your insurance provider directly for any coverage-related questions.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Care Network of Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital Blue Cross
HAP (Health Alliance Plan)
McLaren Medicaid
Meridian Choice & Meridian Medicaid
Molina Marketplace
Molina Medicaid
Priority Health HMO
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