Bay Area Sleep and Breathing Solutions

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from Troublesome Breathing Conditions

The impact that sinusitis, asthma, and other breathing issues can have on sufferers range from daily irritations to mortally serious health risks. Dr. Matthew Mingrone at Bay Area Sleep and Breathing Solutions understands the challenges of breathing conditions and provides a range of effective therapies at his San Jose, CA, and San Francisco, CA, office locations. Dr. Mingrone can use advanced and newly developed solutions to treat your condition and provide relief from symptoms such as labored breathing and nasal congestion. 

Common Symptoms

Learning that you have a respiratory condition may be frustrating. However, proper diagnosis is the first step toward receiving treatment that can reduce or eliminate your symptoms. Signs that you may have a breathing issue are:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Chest congestion
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Labored breathing
  • Heart palpations
  • Shallow breathing
  • Difficulty sleeping due to abnormal breathing patterns
Illustration of the respiratory system.
Air passes through the nose and down into the lungs

Patients should note that this list is not comprehensive of all primary or secondary symptoms of every breathing condition.

Nonetheless, these signs accompany many respiratory ailments, and when persistent, are often signals of a health condition that require professional medical intervention.

Types of Breathing Conditions

Air passes through the nose and down into the lungs. Infections, inflammation, and other health issues can therefore affect the entire air passage, from the sinuses to bronchi.

Air passes through the nose and down into the lungs. Infections, inflammation, and other health issues can therefore affect the entire air passage, from the sinuses to bronchi.

The air we take in often contains viruses and allergens. If it is not properly controlled by your respiratory and immune systems, it can contribute to breathing issues, such as sinus inflammation or lung disorders. Chronic sinus inflammation is a type of sinus disease that is a difficult condition to live with and can trigger other breathing complications, such as asthma attacks. In short, a person with impaired respiration may have two or more breathing conditions that are interrelated, such as:

Nasal obstruction: This can be described as anything that impedes the flow of air into and out of the nose, and affects one or both nasal passages. Sinusitis and allergies are the two main causes. In some instances, a deviated septum is to blame.

Chronic sinusitis: Characterized by inflamed and swollen sinuses for at least 12 weeks, chronic sinusitis undermines fluid drainage and causes mucus buildup.

Asthma: This incurable condition can be managed to prevent the onset of attacks that constrict and swell the airways and produce excess mucus. Sufferers may cough, wheeze, or become short of breath. Asthma can be a minor nuisance that does not affect daily life, or can affect everyday activities with a potential for life-threatening flare ups.

Trauma to the nose: Breathing patterns can be affected if a nose is broken, shattered, or structurally compromised by blunt force trauma. Car accidents, assaults, and sports injuries are just some of the ways that the nose can fracture to the point that it hinders breathing. However, something as subtle as accidental contact with an object, elbow, or baby's head may not seem severe but can also have the same effect.

Allergies: When your nose traps an allergen that you are sensitive to, an inflammatory response occurs in the nasal passage. Your nose becomes congested due to swelling blood vessels, and mucus production increases, causing a runny nose.

Snoring: Breathing that is obstructed while you sleep can lead to the whistling, snorting, and buzzing sounds that we know as snoring. In addition to serving as an irritant to a spouse, snoring can sometimes indicate a serious health condition such as sleep apnea.

Your Treatment Options

Bay Area Sleep and Breathing Solutions offers comprehensive care for your breathing problems. By having a team of professionals with different backgrounds working in tandem, our practice provides a streamlined care experience. Patients may receive any number of therapies such as:

  • noninvasive oral appliances
  • medications
  • nasal surgeries
  • sleep apnea therapies

Many of the newly developed solutions we offer cannot be provided at hospitals or by other practitioners. This is in large part due to the extensive requirements they face when implementing new techniques. In many cases, patients are forced into generalized, conservative options and are not provided effective care for their condition. Our ability to provide these treatments allows you to find the best solution for your breathing condition and lifestyle.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you are suffering from breathing difficulties, schedule your consultation today with Dr. Matthew Mingrone. His expertise and advanced solutions can help effectively treat your condition and provide relief from symptoms. 

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450 Sutter St
Ste 1404
San Francisco, CA 94108

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