If you have a hard time breathing, you may need medical attention. Nicholas Tavani, MD, PhD, and the team at Battlefield Family Medicine & Weight Management in Manassas, Virginia, offer expert care for respiratory conditions. To schedule an appointment, call the practice or use the online booking tool to request an appointment today.
Difficulty with your breathing could mean you’re suffering from respiratory conditions, including:
For an accurate diagnosis, you should visit Dr. Tavani and the team at Battlefield Family Medicine & Weight Management. They can customize a personalized treatment plan to help you breathe well again and feel better.
Respiratory conditions can cause you to experience symptoms, including:
You might also experience body aches and fatigue. In some cases, symptoms can include losing your sense of taste and smell.
If you have shortness of breath, pain in your chest when inhaling or exhaling, or fever, you should see Dr. Tavani and the team as soon as possible. Talking with your specialist before your physical exam can help determine some of the issues at hand.
After your consultation, your physical exam might include a chest X-ray, a lung functioning test, and blood work to give insight to your restricted breathing and to accurately diagnose your condition.
Once you’re diagnosed, you can begin the proper treatment.
Depending on the severity of your respiratory issue, treatment plans can differ. For example, if smoking causes your respiratory problems, the team offers a smoking cessation plan that includes counseling.
If seasonal allergies cause your respiratory problems, then the team addresses them with a customized solution to help you manage them.
For sickness from a viral infection, Dr. Tavani might suggest over-the-counter medications to give you some relief. If your condition results from a bacterial infection, then he prescribes antibiotics to eliminate your sickness and resolve your discomfort.
The team also recommends that you stay hydrated with plenty of water and rest as much as possible to support your immune system, which can also help you avoid the onset of more serious complications.
Dr. Tavani tailors your treatment to your condition to help you breathe easily.
To learn more about how to treat and manage your respiratory conditions, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.