Respiratory Issues

Primary Care Walk-in Medical Clinic

Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic located in Gilbert, AZ & Fountain Hills, AZ

Over 19 million adults in the United States have asthma. Because asthma, as well as other respiratory issues (like pneumonia and bronchitis), requires regular care, the expert physicians at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic provide personalized respiratory management in Gilbert and Fountain Hills, Arizona. Find out more by booking a respiratory evaluation online or over the phone. You’re also welcome to walk into either clinic during business hours if you’re experiencing respiratory issues.

Respiratory Issues

What causes respiratory issues?

Respiratory issues can become overwhelmingly frightening, especially if you have episodes where you just can’t catch your breath. If you’re suffering from a respiratory issue, it could stem from:

  • Asthma 
  • Acute or chronic sinusitis 
  • Viral infections, including pneumonia
  • Allergies, particularly environmental allergies, like hay fever
  • Bacterial infections, such as strep throat, which can block part of your airways

Your risk of suffering from respiratory issues also increases if you develop the flu. The flu can become very serious and elevate your risk of viral pneumonia or even bronchitis. This can be particularly dangerous and potentially life-threatening if you have an underlying respiratory issue, like asthma. 

No matter what’s causing your respiratory issues though, it’s important to undergo a comprehensive diagnostic process, so you can get started on treatment and restore your quality of life.

When should I see a doctor for respiratory issues?   

The top-rated physicians at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic encourage you to schedule an appointment at either office as soon as possible if you’re experiencing any sort of breathing issue (seek immediate emergency attention first if you’re having severe breathing problems). The team can help you if you’re noticing any of the following symptoms:

  • Wheezing
  • Congestion 
  • Chest tightness
  • Labored or shallow breathing
  • Crackling sounds or sensations while breathing

Your dedicated physician at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic can conduct in-office breathing tests, such as a spirometry to evaluate how much air you can blow out and how quickly you blow. 

Sometimes allergy testing is also necessary if allergens are to blame. If your doctor suspects an illness, they may also gather a chest X-ray to further help diagnose you and determine the best course of treatment. 

How are respiratory issues treated?

Your respiratory issue treatment plan depends on your diagnosis. But some of the most common remedies for breathing problems include:

  • Antihistamine medications
  • Immunotherapy for allergies
  • Antibiotic or antiviral medications for infections
  • Fast-acting inhalers to open up your airways
  • Long-acting inhalers to help keep your airways open
  • Oral medications to open up your airways and minimize inflammation

Because respiratory issues have the potential to become severe and even life-threatening, your physician may have you check in at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic regularly to ensure your treatment is working for you. They can make changes to your respiratory treatment plan at any time.

If you’re suffering from respiratory issues, contact Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic for an evaluation right away. You can book an appointment right online or over the phone.