Deep breathing while doing yoga

The treatment options for breathing difficulties are as varied as the conditions themselves. Some will be helped with some simple exercises with a Registered Respiratory Therapist to help 'teach' the lungs to breathe more efficiently. Others, like asthma are often best treated with medications and inhalers. Some conditions like allergies are temporary or seasonal and some, like COPD, will require lifelong care. And some conditions will require more invasive procedures, including surgery, to offer significant or long term relief.

Depending on your diagnosis, treatment may include:

  • Oral or inhaled medication including bronchodilators and corticosteroids
  • Lifestyle modifications including diet and exercise
  • Bronchoscopic interventions
  • Supplemental oxygen therapy
  • Surgery

The lung health professionals at UM Capital have the expertise to prescribe the treatment plan that is most appropriate for your condition.