Is your breathing just not right?
If you have a lung condition, or feel your breathing is less than 100%, consider a thorough lung health evaluation. At the Oxygen Clinic, we provide comprehensive diagnostic testing of lung function, patient education and treatment planning, including pulmonary rehabilitation. Lung function testing is recommended for people who experience:
- Shortness of breath at rest/following mild exertion.
- Chronic cough.
- Nighttime cough with sleep disruption.
- Throat tightness or croupy cough.
Why is lung testing important?
There are times when it’s “normal” to experience breathing difficulty. Strenuous exercise is an example, especially if you do not exercise regularly or are overweight. However, more often your breathing difficulty may be due to underlying chronic lung or heart disease. Common causes of breathing difficulty are:
- Sleep Apnea
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Heart Failure.
Please call 911 or go to the emergency room if shortness of breath comes on suddenly or is associated with chest pain.
Is it normal to have shortness of breath if I have chronic lung disease?
If you have already been diagnosed with a lung condition and still have shortness of breath, there may be additional treatment options available. Get a second opinion from a lung specialist who will work with your doctor to provide high-quality care for maintaining optimum lung health.
How will I be evaluated and treated?
Pulmonary function testing by a lung specialist will determine how well your respiratory system is moving fresh air in and out of your lungs. Tests that may be performed in your office-based evaluation at Allergy Sleep & Lung Care using the most advanced technology include:
- Comprehensive Pulmonary Function Test
- Exercise-Induced Asthma Testing
- Methacholine Challenge Testing
- Simple Oximetry
- Overnight Oximetry
- Titration of Oxygen Therapy
- Simple Pulmonary Stress Test
- Cardiopulmonary Stress Test
- Nutrition Assessment
Based on your individual results, a customized plan will be recommended. We will advise you based on your special needs, taking into account your concerns and those of your family, as well as simple lifestyle changes that may help improve your health status.
Want to breathe easier? Ready to get tested? Contact us today or call (239) 437-6670.