Respiratory diseases

What is a respiratory disease?

A respiratory disease impacts the lungs and respiratory tract. A pulmonary problem can limit respiratory capacity and any activities in your daily life.

Common signs and symptoms of a respiratory disease

  • Shortness of breath with physical exertion
  • Difficulty inhaling or exhaling
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty expectorating secretions
  • Weakness with physical exertion
  • Dizziness with physical exertion

Treated conditions

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Asthma

Causes of respiratory disease

  • Smoking
  • Secondhand smoke
  • Pulmonary infection
  • Auto-immune diseases

Physiotherapists are there for you!

The physiotherapists at PhysioOutaouais are there to help you diminish your secretions and to help you facilitate their evacuation using manual techniques. In addition, by targeting your day to day deficiencies and limitations they can equip you to better manage your pulmonary condition with simple postural reinforcement exercises or breathing exercises.

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