Inhalation Treatments

38746_3516There are a number of diseases and disorders that can affect breathing, and inhalation treatments are used to combat these difficulties. Inhalation treatments come in a variety of different forms, including:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Incentive spirometry
  • Continuous positive airway pressure
  • Nebulization therapy
  • Mechanical ventilation

Inhalation treatments are used to treat many different conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Emphysema
  • Complications from heart attack or stroke
  • Cystic fibrosis

Inhalation treatments can help regardless if your condition is temporary or chronic. Each disease requires a specific treatment that your doctor will order. Your nurse will administer the treatment at your visit as well as educate you on proper breathing techniques.

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