Let Us Help You Breathe a Little Easier
For most people, breathing is an unconscious act. One that happens naturally and easily. But for those who struggle with breathing problems or lung conditions, such as emphysema, asthma, or bronchitis, every single breath can be difficult. Breathing conditions can leave you constantly feeling out of breath like you can’t get enough air, and that’s a scary feeling. Astera Health provides respiratory therapy at our Minnesota clinics to help fight that feeling. With our care, you can breathe a little easier without feeling labored with every breath. Together, we can determine the cause of your breathing problem and find an appropriate solution. Please reach out to us today for more information about our respiratory services.
What is Respiratory Therapy?
Respiratory therapy is a type of medical care aimed at treating breathing or cardiopulmonary disorders. A respiratory therapist will interview and examine patients who are having difficulty breathing to determine the cause of the issue and how it can be treated. There are a variety of treatment options available to help patients maintain or improve their lung function and thus breathe easier without feeling any or as much discomfort. Respiratory therapy may also be used in emergencies to help patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning, or shock.
Who Needs Respiratory Therapy?
There is no single description of the type of patient who requires respiratory therapy treatment. For the most part, those who suffer from lung diseases, infections, or viruses of the cardiopulmonary system are the most common patients. This includes those who have lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, or pneumonia. However, respiratory therapy may also be necessary for premature babies born with underdeveloped lungs or even trauma patients. No matter the patient, the goal of respiratory treatment remains the same: to help patients develop, maintain, or improve lung function.
Types of Care Provided by Our Respiratory Therapists
Respiratory therapists have a complete understanding of the cardiopulmonary system and how it works. In addition, they have been educated and trained in the complicated procedures used to diagnose and treat breathing problems in patients of all ages. There are numerous therapeutic and diagnostic services used in respiratory therapy to help patients take better care of their lungs and the rest of the respiratory system. Our therapists can provide all of the following services to assist patients in protecting their respiratory health:
- Administration of oxygen
- Administering drugs to the lungs
- Monitoring of cardiopulmonary systems
- Measuring of lung function
- Management of mechanical ventilators
- Sleep studies
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Asthma education
- Smoking cessation
Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment
Do you suffer from a chronic condition that makes breathing difficult? Has a doctor recently diagnosed you with an acute condition that is causing breathing problems? If so, our respiratory therapy program is here to help you breathe easier. We provide a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic services to help patients with lung and respiratory disorders. Our team will coordinate with your medical doctor to develop a treatment plan to address all your breathing concerns. Please reach out to us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment.