Pulmonary conditions affect the lungs and respiratory system. While many are acute (short-term) illnesses that resolve with medication, rest, and fluids, others are chronic (long-term) conditions that interfere with your day-to-day life. As a primary care specialist, Dr. Lopez provides individualized care for many pulmonary conditions.
Dr. Lopez diagnoses and treats multiple types of pulmonary conditions, such as:
Asthma is a chronic condition that causes the airways to swell and fill with mucus. While asthma symptoms can be mild, they can also interfere with your ability to breathe comfortably. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
COPD is an inflammatory lung disease that prevents healthy airflow in and out of the lungs. While there is no cure for COPD, Dr. Lopez works with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that reduces complications and minimizes symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and mucus production.
Bronchitis is a potentially severe illness that inflames the lining of the bronchial tubes that transport air in and out of the lungs. While bronchitis is usually a short-term condition, prompt treatment is essential to ensure it doesn’t worsen.
Pneumonia is a common but dangerous pulmonary condition that causes the air sacs in your lungs to swell and fill with fluid. Symptoms may include a persistent cough, wheezing, shallow breathing, and chest pain.
Pulmonary conditions affect everyone differently. With extensive experience diagnosing and treating respiratory illnesses, Dr. Lopez can design a personalized care plan to restore your health and reduce your symptoms.
Dr. Lopez works with you to help manage your pulmonary condition. After a thorough evaluation, he may recommend:
For more advanced pulmonary conditions, Dr. Lopez often recommends long-term oxygen therapy.
If you have symptoms of a pulmonary condition, Dr. Lopez provides comprehensive testing and treatment. He even performs house calls for patients who can’t make it into the office. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.