Asthma & COPD

Easily Accessible Treatment for Asthma & COPD Exacerbations

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PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers families a convenient way to receive timely treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) flare-ups. Our experienced medical practitioners are here to serve you and your family 365 days per year during extended hours. And with a 24/7 telemedicine service, we make it simple to receive same-day treatment for asthma and COPD.

Asthma Symptoms & Triggers

Asthma is an inflammatory disease that affects the airways to the lungs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 25 million Americans—many of them children—live with asthma. The most common asthma symptoms include:

  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trouble speaking
  • Coughing
  • Rapid breathing
  • Difficulty sleeping

There are multiple types of asthma, and the signs can vary according to what type you have. Some people experience mild symptoms consistently, while others notice that symptoms come as “attacks” after exposure to triggers like tobacco smoke, air pollution, mold, pet hair, and dust mites.

When to Call 911

PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers walk-in treatment for mild asthma flare-ups. However, some symptoms warrant emergency medical care. Be sure to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for asthma treatment if you or someone around you:

  • Has shortness of breath or wheezing that rapidly worsens
  • Develops shortness of breath after very mild physical activity

What Is COPD?

COPD is a group of chronic, degenerative lung diseases that usually result from smoking or long-term exposure to toxins. Like asthma, COPD can cause periods of worsened symptoms that are referred to as “flare-ups” or “exacerbations.” COPD symptoms resemble mild asthma in the condition’s initial stages, but will eventually progress to involve one or more of the following:

  • A chronic cough that may produce mucus
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • An urge to clear mucus from the lungs
  • Fatigue

Find Relief From Your Symptoms

PhysicianOne Urgent Care is here to help you breathe easy again by providing walk-in treatment for asthma and COPD flare-ups. Connect with us online; visit one of our locations throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, or New York; or give our friendly team a call at 1-860-650-3848 if you have any questions about our urgent care services.

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