It seems simple, but it doesn't come so easy to some. If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, it could be the result of many different acuities. It could be allergies, asthma, anxiety or something more harmful like lung cancer. Many people today are suffering from lung scar tissue after having recovered from COVID-19. Whatever the ailment, our respiratory team at Jackson Purchase Medical Center is here to help. If you are a current or previous smoker, you are at higher risk for lung complications, such as cancer. A simple lung screening could save your life. Learn more about having a Low-Dose Lung CT here.
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"Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year. In addition, the United States spends more than $300 billion a year on smoking-related illness, including more than $225 billion in direct medical care for adults and $156 billion in lost productivity." - CDC
All types of patients may need respiratory care, ranging from premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to elderly people whose lungs are diseased. Respiratory therapists can provide temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis or emphysema, as well as emergency care to patients who are victims of a heart attack, stroke, drowning, shock and more. Respiratory therapists test patients' breathing capacity and determine the concentration of oxygen and other gases in patients' blood, among many other services. Our therapists perform intensive care, critical care, neonatal procedures, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. They are a vital part of JPMC's lifesaving response team that handles patient emergencies.
Lung health at Jackson Purchase Medical Center is cared for by our great team of respiratory therapists in the cardiopulmonary services department, which is comprised of both cardiac (heart) and pulmonary (lung) programs. Our laboratories include a cardiac catherization lab, a sleep lab, a neurodiagnostics lab and a pulmonary function lab.
Lung services include:
Not feeling like yourself after a case of COVID-19? Let us help you get back to being you. We offer a variety of outpatient rehabilitation treatments aimed at improving your post-COVID symptoms, including lung, heart and physical therapy services.
Jackson Purchase Medical Center houses one pulmonologist for inpatient lung care.
For more information, call the cardiopulmonary services department at 270.251.4120. To find a provider click here.