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Respiratory Therapy is an allied health field involved in the treatment of breathing disorders[?] which include chronic lung problems (i.e. asthma, bronchitis[?], and emphysema) as well as more acute health problems related to other injury. Cystic fibrosis patients require Respiratory Therapy for their entire lives.

Depending on the patient's individual needs, respiratory therapy might be needed to clear excess mucous[?] and fluid from the lungs, to control swelling and inflammation of the bronchial passages, and to generally improve breathing capacity and the quality of life.



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