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Bronchitis Specialist

Cima Medical Centers

Family and Internal Medicine Practice located in Las Vegas, NV

Bronchitis leads to a persistent cough, chest tightness, and serious breathing issues. If you’re suffering from bronchitis symptoms, contact Israel Alvarado, MD, Robert Webb, PA, and the team at Cima Medical Centers for an evaluation. The practice boasts four offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, and you can conveniently request an exam online or over the phone with the office nearest you. You can also walk into any office for immediate and outstanding care.

Bronchitis Q & A

What is bronchitis?

Bronchitis means that the lining of your bronchial tubes, which are responsible for carrying air in and out of your lungs, become inflamed. When you have bronchitis, you may find it difficult to breathe or catch your breath, especially if you develop a heavy mucus in your airways. 

You can develop acute bronchitis, which often follows a viral infection — such as a cold or flu — or you can suffer from chronic bronchitis. With chronic bronchitis, you develop symptoms that last for at least several months. In many cases, chronic bronchitis stems from long-term irritation to your lungs or airway tissues from air pollution, smoking, or dust, to name a few. 

How is bronchitis diagnosed?

When you come to Cima Medical Centers for your bronchitis evaluation, your doctor spends time examining you. Not only do they evaluate your personal and family medical history, but they also perform a head-to-toe exam and listen to you cough and breathe.

Part of your diagnostic testing may also involve an on-site X-ray, a pulmonary lung function test, or laboratory screenings. Your practitioner also needs to know about any symptoms you’re experiencing, such as:

  • Persistent cough, which may keep you up at night
  • Wheezing or difficulty taking a deep breath
  • Widespread body aches
  • Blocked sinuses
  • Chest tightness
  • Sore throat

In most cases, your doctor at Cima Medical Centers can diagnose bronchitis on the spot and talk with you about treatment options. 

What is the treatment for bronchitis?

Treating bronchitis depends on the severity of your condition and how long you’ve been experiencing symptoms. Your provider at Cima Medical Centers could recommend:

  • Prescription cough medicine
  • Inhalers to open your airways
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation (breathing exercise program)

Getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids are essential for your bronchitis recovery. The team at Cima Medical Centers is dedicated to helping you get through bronchitis and helping you find alternative solutions — like using a humidifier — to ease your symptoms. 

Cima Medical Centers can provide you with an effective bronchitis treatment so that you can experience relief. Click on the online booking tool, or call the clinic nearest you to book over the phone.