Breathe Easy During Respiratory Care Week

October 20, 2023

Oct. 24-30 is Respiratory Care Week — what are you doing to maintain good lung health? Enjoying a deep breath of clean, fresh air is a simple pleasure many Americans take for granted. But numerous illnesses and conditions both short-term and long-lasting can impede one of the body’s most basic functions and can lead to serious, life-threatening consequences. Learn more about how various respiratory illnesses can affect the body and how to keep your respiratory system safe and healthy.

About Respiratory Illnesses

Respiratory illnesses include any condition that affects the lungs and respiratory system, which includes the nose and nasal cavities, sinuses, pharynx, larynx, and trachea. These illnesses can vary in terms of severity — from short and mild annoyances to fatal medical conditions — and have numerous causes that range from bacteria and viruses to genetics. Some common respiratory illnesses include:

How to Prevent Respiratory Illnesses

Varied as they are, many of these conditions can be avoided by following a few guidelines. According to the American Lung Association, some respiratory wellness tips include:

Breathe a sigh of relief — the skilled providers at the Culbertson Clinics are equipped to help you maintain your lung health and treat chronic and acute conditions. Find a provider near you and schedule an appointment today!