When life is good, we take breathing for granted. We’ve been doing it since birth. We tend to pay little attention to it. It is an involuntary body function. Breathing problems can change that frame of mind in an instant.
At QuestCare Urgent Care, we can give you a greater understanding of your breathing problems; the likely cause. Our physicians pinpoint the issue, develop an effective treatment plan, and put your life back under your control.
There are several causes of breathing problems. Some are short-term like a cold or sinusitis. Others can be recurring, such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, or hay fever. Still others may stem from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease otherwise known as COPD, cystic fibrosis, or pneumonia. There are many issues that trigger breathing problems and can make life uncomfortable.
Some breathing tests can be as simple as using a device called a spirometer, which is an instrument that measures how much air you can breathe in and out. If you require medical tests, our lab and test facilities are on-site. That means you get the testing your doctor ordered FAST, and your results are available right away. Your doctor may order an X-ray to view inside your lungs. With our radiologists in-house, it makes taking X-rays both quick and convenient.
Once you are accurately diagnosed, we can develop a plan and get on with your treatment. At QuestCare Urgent Care, we pride ourselves in being well equipped to handle a variety of breathing problems.
Steroids and other anti-inflammatory medication reduce swelling and mucus production in your airways. These are administered by tablet or inhalation. We may use a nebulizer, which is a device that converts medication from a liquid into vapor so that it can be easily inhaled into the lungs. These are especially helpful in treating infants and children. Nebulizers make it less difficult for those that have a hard time using inhalers.
Contact QuestCare Urgent Care
We know how breathing issues can wreak havoc on your life. When breathing is not coming easily, come into QuestCare Urgent Care. Our experienced physicians are here to help, call ahead at (214) 368-4822 or check in online.