The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes over 3 million deaths globally, accounting for approximately 6% of all deaths worldwide.
Therefore, lung and breathing problems should be taken seriously.
Therefore, breathing treatments play an essential role in the management of lung conditions such as COPD. They help alleviate symptoms, improve lung function, and reduce the risk of complications and hospitalizations. By working closely with a healthcare provider, individuals can receive personalized breathing treatments to manage their lung conditions and improve their overall health conditions. Our Beverly Hills medical practice offers in-office breathing treatments and nebulizer treatments for patients who are suffering from shortness of breath due to a variety of medical issues. We also provide house calls for in home nebulizer and in home breathing treatments throughout the Los Angeles area. Contact us today and schedule an office consultation or tele-health or virtual visit with our physicians and start your treatment today!
What are breathing treatments?
Breathing treatments refer to medical procedures used to improve lung function and breathing. They can include the use of inhaled medications delivered through an inhaler or nebulizer, oxygen therapy, bronchodilators, steroids, mucolytics, and chest physiotherapy.
These treatments are typically prescribed for individuals with respiratory conditions such as asthma, COPD, lung infection, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis and can help to reduce symptoms, prevent complications, and improve overall health.
Types of breathing treatments
Inhalers: An inhaler is a device used to deliver medication directly to the lungs. It contains a pressurized canister that releases a measured dose of medicine when activated. Inhalers are commonly used for COPD and asthma treatments.
Nebulizers: A nebulizer is a machine that converts liquid medication into a fine mist (aerosol spray) that can be inhaled through a mask or mouthpiece. Nebulizer treatment is typically used for individuals who have difficulty using an inhaler or for those who need a higher dose of medication.
Oxygen Therapy: Oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen in the body. This type of breathing treatment is commonly used for individuals with conditions such as COPD, cystic fibrosis, or lung cancer who have difficulty breathing or low levels of oxygen in the blood. Oxygen can be delivered through a nasal cannula, face mask, or ventilator.
Bronchodilators: Bronchodilators are medications that help relax and open the airways, making breathing easier. They are commonly used to treat lung conditions such as asthma attacks and COPD and can be delivered through an inhaler or nebulizer.
Steroids: Steroids are medications that reduce inflammation in the airways. They are commonly used to treat lung conditions such as asthma and COPD and can be delivered through an inhaler, nebulizer, or orally.
Mucolytics: Mucolytics are medications that help to break up mucus in the airways. They are commonly used to treat lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis and can be delivered through a nebulizer.
Chest Physiotherapy: Chest physiotherapy, also known as chest physical therapy or postural drainage, is a type of breathing treatment that uses techniques such as chest percussion and vibration to help clear mucus from the lungs. It is commonly used for individuals with lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia.