FAQ: Does BreatheAmerica treat COPD?
November 12, 2018
We’re often asked about how we treat patients with COPD, so we thought we’d take a moment to quickly answer that question here on our blog!
The answer is yes and no.
We regularly treat COPD in patients whose COPD is in combination with their asthma or allergies.
If a patient is showing symptoms of COPD without also showing any asthma or allergy symptoms, we will likely refer them to a Pulmonologist, who can better treat their case.
Why do we work this way?
Well, it all goes back to our “One Airway, One Disease” mantra. At BreatheAmerica, we’re experts at understanding total airway health. In our experience, we’ve found that most patients with asthma also have allergies, and that those airway issues also lend themselves to symptoms of other diseases, like COPD.
When a patient comes in, we do a comprehensive consultation, where we’ll look at how all parts of their airway is functioning. Oftentimes, the cure for their asthma is actually found by treating the causes of their allergies!
When it comes to COPD treatment, we’re able to most effectively treat COPD when its root causes stem from their allergies or asthma.
Because that’s our specialty!
So, if a patient comes to us with COPD symptoms and we find that their case is independent from the rest of their airway health, we’ll send them to a trusted Pulmonologist who can provide them with much more comprehensive treatment than we can!
Looking into this because you or a loved one has been showing signs of COPD? Don’t hesitate to schedule your personal consultation. The sooner we’re able to make your diagnosis, the better!