HealthStone Primary Care Partners
Family Medicine Practice & Hormone Replacement Specialists located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Breathing is a central part of life, but it’s probably a function you don’t think about until an issue arises. Gilbert Weiner, DO, of HealthStone Primary Care Partners in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of respiratory problems. If you or a loved one experience changes in your breathing, schedule a visit to find answers. You can request an appointment online or by phone, so don’t delay.
Respiratory Problems Q & A
What are some common respiratory problems?
Your respiratory system consists of your nose, mouth, sinuses, trachea, bronchial tubes, and lungs. If an issue arises in any of these areas that impedes the flow of air into and out of your body, a respiratory problem is present.
Some common respiratory problems in America include:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Some of these conditions are easier to detect and treat than others, but if you notice changes in your breathing you should seek medical attention. If those changes are sudden and severe you should call for an emergency response.
What is asthma and how is it treated?
Asthma is a common chronic respiratory disease characterized by narrowed airways. This condition makes it hard to move air into and out of your lungs. Many people develop asthma during childhood, but it can also arise later in life.
Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and pervasive coughing. Some people experience mild to moderate symptoms, while others suffer from sudden, severe symptoms called asthma attacks.
Treating asthma is a matter of management. There are medications that can open your airway and facilitate breathing. Learning how to avoid asthma triggers is also a powerful way to improve your daily quality of life.
What can I do to prevent respiratory problems?
If you’re a smoker, the most powerful change you can make is to find a smoking cessation program that works for you. If your home or work environment includes factors that make breathing difficult, take steps to protect yourself or improve the air quality.
Allergies are closely linked to respiratory issues. Make an effort to identify triggering substances like cigarette smoke, pollen, or dust that seem to cause flare-ups. Avoiding those substances or getting treatment for allergies can dramatically improve your respiratory health.
Finally, take a proactive approach to treating respiratory problems. If you notice changes, schedule a diagnostic exam. Early treatment can help avoid serious complications and can empower you to take control over your respiratory health.
You can request a visit today. You’re also welcome to call or stop by the office to schedule a visit.
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