Respiratory Illness
Respiratory Illness

Respiratory Illness

Get the Help You Need to Breathe Easier

Is someone in your family having trouble breathing or dealing with a chronic cough? Both children and adults are susceptible to respiratory problems, so it is important to visit Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care upon experiencing symptoms. We provide diagnosis and treatment for a variety of respiratory problems.

Respiratory conditions we commonly treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

We know how alarming it can be when you or someone you love has trouble breathing. Our skilled team can help you understand what’s happening and manage the symptoms. We have walk-in clinics in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Stuart and Palm Beach Gardens.

Asthma and COPD are two of the most common reasons people visit urgent care. We discuss warning signs for these conditions below.

Asthma

More than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with asthma, a chronic condition that causes difficulty breathing, wheezing, and chest pain. The condition may last a few years or an entire lifetime, but can be easily treated by both long-term and quick-relief medications. Many patients are able to significantly improve their airways and breathing rates over time with ongoing treatment.

The following are some signs you or your loved one may have asthma:

  • Frequent wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chronic coughing
  • Chest tightness
  • Difficulty playing sports or exercising

If you or your child notices an unusual, persistent difficulty to breathe, seek medical attention. Our team can run a variety of tests to quickly diagnose your condition and determine whether you are suffering from asthma.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD encompasses multiple respiratory conditions, all of which cause difficulty breathing and a tendency to cough up mucus from the lungs. Chronic bronchitis, which is characterized by a chronic cough, and emphysema, most closely linked to smoking, are two of the most common forms of COPD. COPD is not reversible, but the symptoms can be treated by medication and pulmonary therapy.

In order to diagnose your condition, our medical providers can run a variety of tests, such as a pulmonary function test, a chest X-ray, and a CT scan. The earlier your COPD is diagnosed, the better, so visit our center at the first sign of breathing trouble.

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