Respiratory Care

From neonatal care to geriatrics, your Respiratory Care team provides a team-based approach to diagnose and treat conditions related to your lungs and breathing complications, including:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung disease
  • Pulmonary vascular diseases
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep apnea

What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of diseases that restrict airflow and cause difficulty breathing. Affecting nearly 15 million Americans and six percent of Delaware residents, most adults are not even aware they have COPD.

How do I know if I’m suffering from COPD?

  • Chronic cough (also known as smoker’s cough)
  • Chronic mucus or excessive phlegm
  • Tightness or pulling in chest
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath while doing everyday activities

How can I treat my COPD?

The only way to truly slow the progression of COPD is to stop smoking immediately. While there is no cure for COPD, there are many treatment options to managing the symptoms of the disease—which can significantly improve your quality of life.

If you’re suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, our Respiratory Care team can help.

Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is another resource that may be recommended in your journey to better respiratory health.    

Respiratory Care Locations

Call our locations in Kent and Sussex county for more information:

Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus

Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus


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