Breathing problems affect millions of people each day and are caused by a wide range of short- and long-term conditions. From asthma to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), difficulty breathing can hinder your ability to enjoy and participate in daily life activities. If you or a loved one is having trouble managing a chronic lung condition or other respiratory issue, it may be time to talk with your doctor about the benefits of respiratory therapy.

What is Respiratory Therapy?

Respiratory therapy is a special type of treatment that provides therapeutic and diagnostic services to patients with breathing problems. Respiratory services are provided by a team of specially trained respiratory therapists under the direction of a medical doctor.

Guthrie County Hospital offers a comprehensive approach to respiratory therapy. From evaluation to management and care, our dedicated team of respiratory therapists works to provide temporary symptom relief. With the goal of helping you breathe easier, the respiratory therapists at Guthrie County Hospital partner with you, your doctor and your family to create a treatment plan that helps you manage your condition, increase productivity and regain independence.

Conditions Treated by Respiratory Therapy                        

Respiratory therapy is available to a wide range of patients who are suffering from breathing problems. Conditions that can benefit from respiratory therapy include, but are not limited to:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, Asthma, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sleep apnea, Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Lung Cancer, and ongoing difficulties breathing after an illness.

In addition, respiratory therapists work to educate you and your loved ones on your condition and how to best control your symptoms with proper medical equipment. We will also work to relieve the physical and emotional stress associated with the disease and to increase independence and mobility as your breathing improves.

Learn how our respiratory therapy services can help you breathe easy again by calling (641) 332-3838.