Why Is It so Hard to Breathe?
A famed American playwright is quoted as saying: “I wake up every day and I think ‘I’m breathing!’ It’s a good day.” Individuals with asthma or breathing problems appreciate the truthfulness of this quote.
If you have allergies, asthma, or other problems that affect your respiratory system, you may feel like your life is out of control, and simple things connected to leading an active and happy life are not possible. Our primary care clinics specialize in providing you and your family with the routine checkups needed to manage and address chronic or acute respiratory problems.
You may have trouble breathing for the following reasons:
- Sinus infection
- Pulmonary disease
Do You Need to See a Breathing Specialist?
You may be tempted to avoid seeking medical intervention for your asthma or breathing problems, thinking that they will clear up on their own within a few days. However, waiting for weeks or months to seek medical care may cause a seemingly minor problem to grow into something that is more serious and requires more intensive treatment.
It is unlikely that you will be able to accurately diagnose your breathing problems on your own. An accurate diagnosis can only be found by working with a trained physician who understands how your respiratory system works and the treatment needed.
Our friendly and compassionate physicians understand how difficult living with breathing problems are and stand ready to provide you with much-needed relief.
How Our Doctors Can Help
In order to accurately treat your asthma and breathing difficulties, our medical staff will first need to identify an underlying cause. Then we can work with you to determine if treatments like oxygen therapy, oral medication, inhaled medication, antibiotics, or more invasive medical procedures are needed to get you breathing better.
Our physicians may avail themselves of tests such as an oximeter, chest X-rays, or CT scans to determine the amount of oxygen in your blood as well as get a visual of any damage to your heart or lungs that may be leading to your shortness of breath.
You Have Suffered Long Enough with Breathing Problems
Breathing is essential to life. Breathing problems rob you of the joy that comes from living life to its full. Waking up every day and taking in a deep breath of air is something that you should be able to take for granted. Let the doctors at our primary care facilities show you how.