Do you have difficulty breathing? The causes of breathing problems vary, but poor breathing habits can have an immediate affect your physiology. If you experience shallow breathing or breathe through your mouth, you may consider it a harmless habit. In reality, breathing problems cause serious physical and medical problems that need to be addressed by a medical professional as soon as possible.

Dr. Jeff S. Luffey, DDS, provides treatment for breathing problems in Albuquerque, New Mexico. You may have made multiple visits to your physician’s office with few results, continuing to experience reoccurring symptoms despite medical intervention. Dr. Luffey, an Albuquerque family dentist, offers you a new hope for treatment, helping to ease your symptoms through breathing training and biofeedback.

About Capnography

Capnography is the measurement of CO2 gasses that we release when we exhale. By measuring CO2, Dr. Luffey has a reliable way to detect life threatening conditions as well as poor breathing habits.

Symptoms of Breathing Problems

Stress could be the cause of your breathing problems. The stress that you carry could become conditioned behaviors that negatively affect your breathing. These conditioned behaviors manifest themselves physiologically over time into symptoms of pain, tightness of the chest, headaches, dizziness, stomach issues, neck, jaw or back pain and a host of other symptoms. If you have any of the following symptoms of breathing problems, contact Dr. Luffey at 505-294-4700:

  • Chest tightness, pressure or pain
  • Intentional breathing, purposeful regulation
  • Blurred or hazy vision
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, fainting
  • Disconnected, things seem distant
  • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
  • Tingling or numbness, e.g. in the fingers or lips
  • Disoriented, confused
  • Unable to breathe deeply
  • Deep breathing, like during talking
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Chest breathing, effortful breathing
  • Breath holding, irregular breathing
  • Poor concentration, focus & memory
  • Rapid breathing, panicky breathing
  • Fatigue easily
  • Mouth breathing
  • Hard to swallow, nauseous
  • Can’t seem to get enough oxygen

Dr. Luffey has equipment that can retrain your breathing conditions so that your body does not become more stressed due to a lack of oxygen. Through treatment with Dr. Luffey, you can learn how to control your stress and pain symptoms. Poor breathing can cause poor oxygen circulation in the bloodstream, a condition that can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, sleep apnea and a host of medical issues. By getting treatment, you’ll protect yourself from future health problems and enjoy a better quality of life.

Breathing Problem Treatment in Albuquerque, NM

If you feel you could benefit from reducing your stress through breathing retraining, contact Dr. Luffey, an Albuquerque, New Mexico family dentist. Dr. Luffey will evaluate your response to see if breathing training can benefit you.