Chronic lower respiratory disease, primarily COPD, was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2014. Though most respiratory problems can be alleviated with daily maintenance and preventive care, flare-ups can still strike. If you need immediate care for a respiratory problem, please give us a call or visit any of our clinics.
Common Respiratory Problems
- Asthma: It is a chronic disease that inflames the air passages and leads to temporary obstructions of the airways. These obstructions result in symptoms like coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightening of the chest. When these symptoms come on rapidly, they can trigger an asthma attack.
- Bronchitis: It is inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. Acute bronchitis is short-term, usually caused by a cold. Chronic bronchitis is more serious and requires specialized care.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): This refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and in some cases asthma.
- Pneumonia: It is an infection that inflames the air sacs in the lungs and can cause them to fill with fluid. Symptoms include cough, fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
Nebulizer treatment: We offer nebulizer treatments to all our patients experiencing respiratory problems. Nebulizers convert liquid medication into a vapor which is easily inhaled directly into the lungs. Many patients report extreme relief after nebulizer treatment.
If you are suffering from a serious asthma attack, you should call 911 or head immediately to an emergency room.
Walk-in to any of our clinics. No appointment is necessary at our clinics and you’ll only wait minutes to be seen. You can call ahead at (917) 310-3371 and let us know you’re on the way or you can check in online.