Roberta Guibord, DO -  - Family Practice

Roberta June Guibord, DO

Family Practice located in Perrysburg, OH

Asthma Specialist

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in 12 people in the United States have asthma, totaling almost 25 million people. While there’s no cure for this chronic disease, there are many ways to manage the condition, allowing you to breathe easier. At her family practice in Perrysburg, Ohio, Dr. Roberta June Guibord successfully treats and manages asthma in patients of all ages. To get relief from your symptoms, call or book an appointment online.

Asthma Q & A

by Roberta June Guibord, DO

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects your respiratory system, namely the ability of your bronchial passages to transfer air. The inflamed and narrowed airways that are the hallmark of asthma hamper your ability to breathe correctly in the fact of certain triggers.

In addition to the inflammation, asthma also causes excess production of mucus in your airways, which further inhibits your breathing.

What Causes Asthma?

First, it’s important to note that there’s no known cause of asthma. The medical community does, however, believe that genetics, allergies, and environment play substantial roles in the development of the condition.

Asthma is characterized by attacks, which can be triggered by any number of things, including:

  • Cold weather
  • Allergens
  • Exercise
  • Certain foods
  • Food additives
  • Heartburn
  • Smoking
  • Pre-existing respiratory problems

While this list isn’t comprehensive, it does highlight the main offenders.

What are the Symptoms of Asthma?

The most common symptoms of asthma include:

  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness

While some of these symptoms may be constant, most are brought on by an attack, or at least increase significantly during an attack.

How is Asthma Treated?

Since asthma has no known cause, there’s no cure for the condition. Asthma and its symptoms, therefore, are managed, often with great success, with the following:

  • Long-term and Spot Medications: For long-term management, Dr. Guibord turns to daily oral medications designed to reduce the inflammation in your airways, usually with steroids. Dr. Guibord also equips you with a bronchodilator, or rescue inhaler, to help relax the muscles in your throat to loosen your airways during an attack.
  • Trigger AvoidanceDr. Guibord works with each patient to get to the bottom of what’s triggering their asthma, making it easier to develop a plan to avoid these triggers.
  • Lifestyle RecommendationsDr. Guibord works with you to develop exercise and nutrition habits that stave off asthma attacks. She may also recommend some lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking.

Each case of asthma is different, so Dr. Guibord provides a tailored plan that makes the most sense for your goals and needs. To learn more, call Dr. Guibord or book an appointment online.

Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Guibord accepts the following insurances. If you have any questions, please call our office and one of our staff members will be happy to assist.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
APWU
Cigna
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medicare
Tricare
UMR
United Healthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "Overall I'm very happy with her and the office. The office staff is friendly. I felt like Dr. Guibord actually listened to my issues"

    Jeff M.
  • Google+

    "Wonderful knowledgeable care. Takes a personal interest in the whole patient. Wait time is very reasonable. Office efficient and well run. Always a positive experience"

    Candace H.
  • Healthgrades

    "She is a caring and professional PCP. She takes the time to look at the big picture. Her staff is efficient and caring."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Guibord is a very good doctor. I have been going to her for years. She is very caring doctor."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Guibord took the time to talk directly with me about my medical history and my existing medical issue. I really appreciated her friendly, caring bedside manner."

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Location
Roberta Guibord, DO
900 West South Boundary Street, Building 3, Suite B
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Phone: 419-210-8198
Fax: (419) 872-5559
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419-210-8198