Have you ever had an issue with your lungs? If you have and you’ve needed help you likely worked with a respiratory care professional.
Your lungs play a crucial role in your body. They allow you to breathe, talk as well as send oxygen to various parts of your body.
If your lungs are compromised or not working to full capacity it can cause you distress.
- You could be one of 65 million people with an airway disease like COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or Asthma.
- You might have a lung tissue disease such as pulmonary fibrosis or a rare case of sarcoidosis (inflammation and abnormal cell deposits.)
- You could find yourself with a lung circulation disease. Pulmonary hypertension is a form of high blood pressure. This can be caused by various health issues.
There is a growing field in the respiratory care profession. People focus on two areas of study:
- Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist
You would operate equipment and screen pulmonary functions in this role.
- Registered Therapist
Your responsibilities broaden with the ability to diagnose, treat and educate on different pulmonary conditions.
Consequently, you need to go to college for both of these positions and state board certifications are also required.
Private Home Health Care encourages you to seek help and guidance from your medical professional if you notice any changes in your breathing. We understand the importance of those in the respiratory care profession.