Respiratory Services at Greater Lancashire Hospital
Are you experiencing Respiratory issues & looking for expert care?
Look no further than Greater Lancashire Hospital, located in Preston.
Our lead consultant Dr Aashish Vyas has been a consultant Respiratory Physician since 2003, with a primary focus on asthma, complex or undiagnosed breathlessness, and supporting patients on home mechanical ventilation.
At our private practice, our ethos is to provide patients with improved control of their respiratory wellbeing in the most effective and holistic way possible.
We use a combination of personal interaction and diagnostic technology, including assessment of lung biomechanics with lung physiology testing and analysing inflammatory lung biomarkers to understand symptom causation and management.
Our aim is to provide the best possible care to help patients manage respiratory issues, using treatments that include physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, psychology, and medication as necessary.
Book a consultation with us today and take the first step towards better respiratory health.
How we can help:
- Respiratory Allergy
- Undiagnosed / complex breathlessness
- Vocal cord Dysfunction (Inducible Laryngeal Obstruction)
- Exercise induced breathlessness
- Breathing Pattern disorder / Dysfunctional Breathing
- Chronic Cough
- Post infection respiratory recovery
- Lung infections (not cystic fibrosis)
- COVID lung disease and long COVID rehabilitation
- Home mechanical ventilation
Symptoms you may have?
Shortness of breath
Feeling breathless or having difficulty breathing can be a symptom of many respiratory conditions, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, or even anxiety. Shortness of breath may occur at rest or during physical activity and can range from mild to severe.
A persistent or chronic cough is often associated with respiratory issues. It can be productive (producing phlegm or mucus) or dry. Coughing may be caused by respiratory infections, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, or other lung conditions.
Chest pain or tightness
Chest discomfort or tightness can be a sign of respiratory problems, such as pneumonia, pleurisy (inflammation of the lining around the lungs), or conditions affecting the airways like asthma or bronchitis. If you experience severe chest pain, seek immediate medical attention.
Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound that occurs during breathing and is often associated with narrowed airways. It can be heard during exhaling and inhaling and is commonly seen in conditions such as asthma or COPD.
Fatigue or weakness
Feeling unusually tired or experiencing general weakness can be indicative of respiratory issues. Conditions like chronic lung diseases, sleep apnea, or even low oxygen levels can cause fatigue and reduced energy levels.
What should I expect during my first respiratory consultation?
During your initial consultation, one of our Consultants will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and recommend any necessary diagnostic tests based on your symptoms and health concerns. They will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.
What should I wear to my respiratory appointment?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing to your cardiology appointment. If you have any concerns about what to wear, feel free to contact us for guidance.
Will my insurance cover the cost of respiratory services?
This depends on your insurance policy and the specific services you require. We work with a wide range of insurance providers and can help you navigate the process of determining your coverage and any associated costs.
What can I do to maintain good respiratory health?
To maintain good respiratory health, prioritise quitting smoking and avoiding exposure to pollutants and secondhand smoke.
Practice good hygiene, wash hands regularly, and maintain a clean living environment to reduce the risk of respiratory infections.
Engage in regular exercise, including deep breathing exercises, to strengthen respiratory muscles and improve lung capacity. Maintain a healthy weight, stay hydrated, and practice good posture to support optimal respiratory function.
Stay up to date with vaccinations and seek medical advice for personalised recommendations to maintain respiratory health.
Can I get a private respiratory check near me?
Yes, you can get your lungs & chest checked privately at our hospital, located in Preston Lancashire.
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