Do you know someone who struggles with any type of lung complication or impairment? Do you often wonder how people, even athletes continue to perform their daily activities when they have been diagnosed with asthma?
Respiratory therapists have helped thousands of people of all ages who suffer from conditions such as asthma, COPD and many other lung diseases. Southside Regional Medical Center's Rehabilitation Department features a staff of trained Respiratory Therapists, offering a range of services including:
- Pulmonary Function Test is a series of tests that measure lung function. The tests provide information about the amount of air that a person’s lungs can hold, and how effectively the lungs work. The test can be used to diagnose respiratory conditions including asthma.
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) records, on graph paper, the electrical impulses traveling through the heart. The purpose is to evaluate the heart’s function, to determine the presence of abnormal electrical impulses and to detect heart damage.