The Providers to Choose for Your COPD Treatment Needs
For chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment in Ventura County, California, and beyond, turn to the skilled team at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center. Our clinic has been treating patients since 2004, and we are proud to offer first-rate treatment for COPD and a variety of other pulmonary conditions.
What Is COPD?
COPD is an umbrella term that refers to multiple chronic inflammatory lung diseases that obstruct airflow to and from the lungs, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The primary cause of COPD is tobacco smoke, although this disease can also result from exposure to air pollution and other irritants. Rarely, COPD can be caused by a genetic disorder (alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency). COPD symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath (this may be worsened during physical activity)
- Chronic coughing (this is often accompanied by the production of clear, white, yellow, or green mucus)
- A feeling of tightness within the chest
How Is COPD Treated?
Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for COPD. However, COPD treatment can help manage symptoms, slow the disease’s progression, and reduce the risk of exacerbations and other complications. One of the best ways to treat COPD is to quit smoking (if applicable) and avoid exposure to air pollutants. Aside from that, COPD treatment may involve:
- Lifestyle changes
- Oxygen therapy
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
The approach that is right for you will depend on your condition and lifestyle, so it is important to speak with an experienced pulmonologist.
A Convenient Choice for COPD Treatment
Ventura County, CA, residents can visit either of West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center’s two locations—we have offices in Oxnard and Camarillo—for COPD treatment. And for individuals who live outside this area or cannot make it to an in-person appointment, we also offer a state-of-the-art telemedicine service. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at a date and time that is convenient for you—we are open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we have same- and next-day appointments available.