Treatment Of Diseases Of Respiratory System Specialist

I & R Medical Services, P.C.

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians located in Forest Hills, NY

If you’re one of the 25 million people who suffer from asthma or other chronic respiratory diseases, effective treatments are available at I & R Medical Services, P.C., in Forest Hills, New York. Roza Israel, MD, is experienced in diagnosing and treating a variety of respiratory diseases using the latest technologies. Learn more about available respiratory disease treatment options by calling the office for an appointment or booking online.

Treatment of Diseases of Respiratory System Q & A

I & R Medical Services, P.C.

What respiratory diseases can be treated?

Dr. Israel offers treatment for respiratory diseases including:

  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory infections
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)


Dr. Israel can also diagnose breathing issues, such as shortness of breath, that result from underlying medical issues.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects your airways. Inflammation causes your airways to narrow, making it difficult for you to breath. Symptoms of asthma can range from mild to life-threatening and may include:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath


Treatment for asthma may include limiting exposure to known allergens, using inhaled medications, and receiving regular breathing treatments to reopen your airways.

What is COPD?

COPD is a disease where your airflow is limited due to inflammation in your lungs. The condition is often the result of frequent exposure to gases, chemicals, and cigarette smoke.

Treatment for COPD symptoms may include limiting your exposure to smoke and other lung irritants. You may also need medications and breathing treatments to reduce inflammation and other symptoms.

What’s the difference between an upper and lower respiratory infection?

An upper respiratory infection can affect any part of your respiratory system between your sinuses and your throat. Examples of upper respiratory infections include:

  • Ear infections
  • Common cold
  • Sore throat


If the infection affects the parts of your respiratory system from the vocal cords down to your lungs, it’s classed as a lower respiratory infection. Lower respiratory infections include conditions like bronchitis and pneumonia.

How are respiratory infections treated?

Dr. Israel offers several treatment options for respiratory infections. If the cause of the infection is a virus, she may recommend over-the-counter medicines to reduce symptoms like sneezing, running nose, and sore throat, until the virus runs its course.

If the infection is bacterial, Dr. Israel may prescribe a course of antibiotics to clear the infection. It’s important to take all of the prescribed medication to ensure the infection doesn’t come back and your symptoms resolve completely.

Treatment for respiratory infections not only helps you feel better but can also stop the spread of the condition to others. If you have a weakened immune system, are elderly, or have young children, treating respiratory infections as soon as possible can help prevent permanent damage to the lungs and other medical complications.

Learn more about the available treatment options for respiratory diseases and infections by calling the office directly or using the online booking feature to schedule a consultation.