Respiratory Health

Treatment and results for lung and breathing issues!

If your not getting the proper airflow your body requires, it can greatly impact your day to day life. We help ensure this doesn’t happen!

 

Asthma

  •  Asthma affects 34 million people in the US.
  •  It is a chronic inflammatory condition.
  • Triggers include:  allergens, food sensitivities, poor digestion, cold weather, exercise, smoke, pollutants, pet dander, infections, mold and reflux.
  • Identification and treatment for the triggers can significantly help with controlling the symptoms of asthma.

If you need help identifying treatable triggers, please contact us if you would like relief with your Asthma.

Bronchitis

  • Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes which carry air to your lungs.
  • Typically with a deep cough because of the mucus produced.
  • It can by acute (lasting 1-3 weeks) which may be self-limited or require antimicrobial treatment depending on the severity.  Infection is usually the cause and 90% of time it’s viral.
  • Sometimes acute bronchitis is difficult to clear and the cough can persist for several weeks.  In cases like this it is very helpful to target the aggravating factors and treatment.  It may be an infection that hasn’t resolved or allergens that continue to irritate it. Whenever a cough doesn’t resolve – especially with a smoker – it’s important to have a doctor check it out.  Contact us.
  • Chronic bronchitis  is more serious and will likely require more medical intervention because it can lead to COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Persistant Cough

  • A cough that persists ,“chronic”, is a symptom of an underlying problem. Some of the common causes of a chronic cough include the following.
  • Allergies  – pollens, molds, pollutants, dust, fumes
  • Asthma – at times may present as a chronic cough with no wheezing involved.
  • Acid reflux – triggers cough more commonly at night when lying down.
  • Nasal drainage – causes a post nasal drip which can trigger coughing.
  • Infections –  mycoplasma pneumonia  (walking pneumonia) or  pertussis (Whooping cough)
  • Smoking
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Medications – e.g. ACE inhibitors have a common side effect of cough

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