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Breathing Problems


Breathing Problem Treatments in Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Everyone should have the chance to breathe efficiently and properly, since that is what the nose is used for. However, many people experience breathing problems that can affect how the nose filters air that passes into the body. Breathing problems are generally examined through breathing tests that can show how your lungs function and can diagnose several factors that cause breathing problems. Some of the most common causes are explained below.


Anyone who suffers from allergies knows the symptoms can be unbearable. However, most people don’t know why allergies cause such symptoms. After the allergen is in the body, the immune system tries to reverse the effects by, in most cases, producing histamine. Histamine is a natural part of the body’s response to allergens, creating the common symptoms correlated with allergies and hay fever. Environmental factors like mold, dust, and dry air are the most common causes of allergy symptoms.

Breathing problems occur when allergies affect nasal congestion and sneezing, making it difficult for allergy sufferers to breath properly. Dr. Lapco can help you address your allergy problems with prescriptions including nasal decongestants and antihistamines.

Deviated Septum

A deviated septum when the septum is bent or curved, obstructing the natural flow of air through the nose. If the deviated septum is serious enough, a patient should look into a surgical procedure that can straighten out the septum, opening up the airways. Contact Dr. Lapco for more information about this service and how to handle with a deviated septum.


The sinuses are located on the sides of the nose and above the eyes, producing mucus to keep the nose from drying out and blocking materials from reaching the lungs. Sinusitis occurs when your sinuses are inflamed from infections or allergies. This can cause not only an obstruction of your breathing, but it can also cause fever, cough, weakness and fatigue. Dr. Lapco suggests an examination to examine whether sinusitis is a mild or severe case. Most sinusitis sufferers are unable to find a solution through medication, so Dr. Lapco suggests a Balloon Sinuplasty™, which is a less invasive surgery that is administered within 60 minutes or less.

Dr. Lapco wants you to breathe without complications, so you feel refreshed every time you take a deep breath in. If you have any chronic breathing problems and you want to discuss treatment, contact our office today. Dr. Lapco’s Pompano Beach office is located in Broward County just 10 miles from Coral Springs and 12 miles from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Dr. Paul Lapco, ENT
1 West Sample Rd, Suite 103
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Phone: 954-942-6868
Fax: 954-942-6854

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