COPD in Chicago, IL

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What Is COPD?

COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an inflammatory lung condition that can lead to obstructed airflow to the lungs. This condition can cause numerous symptoms, including wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in your chest, decreased energy, frequent respiratory infections, and more. Smoking is the main cause of COPD, and complications of the condition can lead to heart problems and even lung cancer. At Health Direction Medical Center, Dr. Esmilkrys B. Ramirez and Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel may conduct a series of tests to diagnose COPD and develop a treatment plan to help prevent future complications. Contact one of our Chicago, IL locations to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation.

How Is COPD treated?

Initial diagnostic tests will be conducted in order to properly identify COPD. These tests could include a chest x-ray, lung function test, CT scan, arterial blood gas analysis, and other laboratory tests. Once the condition has been identified, an appropriate treatment plan will be provided, depending on the severity of your condition. Some common treatments are:

  • Lifestyle changes, including quitting smoking
  • Prescription medication
  • Lung therapy
  • Ventilation therapy
  • Management of exacerbations
  • Surgery in severe cases (lung volume reduction, lung transplant, or bullectomy)

At Health Direction Medical Center, our medical professionals will recommend the best course of treatment for you and provide referrals as needed.


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COPD can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, greatly affecting your health and wellness. Dr. Esmilkrys B. Ramirez and Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel at Health Direction Medical Center can work with you to help you better understand your treatment options for customized care. Learn more by contacting us in Chicago, IL today!

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