Lung disease can impact one's daily functioning and quality of life. We have the knowledge and experience to treat all of the following forms of lung disease:
Cystic fibrosis is a condition, which affects mostly the lungs but has been known to affect the pancreas and other internal organs. It's origins are almost completely genetic and is found in about one out of every three-thousand newborns. Symptoms include chronic sinus and lung infections, poor growth and weight gain despite normal diet, and clubbing of the toes and fingers. There is no known cure for Cystic fibrosis, however, the bacterial infections that plague victims can usually be treated with relative ease when the correct antibiotics are applied.
Asthma is characterized as chronic inflammation of the airways which results in shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. The cause of Asthma is not fully understood but it is certain that genetic and environmental factors play a roll.
Lung cancer is a very serious condition that, if left untreated or undetected can have dire consequences for the patient involved. There are a number of symptoms that point to the possibility of lung cancer including chronic chest pain, chronic shortness of breath, and coughing up blood. Any symptom such as this does not necessarily indicate the presence of cancer cells on the lungs, but it certainly not something that should be ignored.
Pulmonary Fibrosis is the buildup of scar tissue on the lungs. The resulting scar tissue is far less effective, if at all, at absorbing and distributing oxygen to the blood of the person suffering from the condition. This lowered effectiveness results in perpetual shortness of breath, especially when exerting one's self. Other symptoms can including a hacking dry cough and wheezing. Currently there is no known effective cure for Pulmonary Fibrosis and though at times the cause of why the scar tissue builds up (like in the case of an accident) is evident, there have been cases where the scar tissue begins to build on the lungs more suddenly.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease is characterized by chronically low airflow in the lungs. This results in shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing, wheezing, and sputum (phlem from the lower airways) production. Most people diagnosed with chronic bronchitis also have COPD. Smoking is the primary cause of COPD in people with variables such as work hazard, air quality/pollution, and genetics also contributing to a smaller degree.
Pulmonary Hypertension is a drastic increase of blood pressure in the blood vessels (arteries and veins) within the lungs. This increase pressure can cause shortness of breath, fainting, and even death in the most severe cases. The increased blood pressure leaves the vessels in the lungs so swollen that it becomes difficult for the lungs to expand and deflate properly resulting in oxygen loss for the victim.
Shortness of Breath, or Dyspnea, is characterized as troubled or otherwise more difficult or uncomfortable than normal breathing. The sufferer often describes breathing as either labor intensive or as having difficulty catching their breath for reasons that don’t appear obvious. Dyspnea is an otherwise subjective experience from patient to patient but can be indicative of more chronic diseases such as COPD, Asthma, or even Lung Cancer.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin is a condition which is mostly caused by genetics. The symptoms are similar to that of asthma but are not successfully treated by asthma treating products. The condition can also lead adults who have little or no exposure to smoking to develop emphysema.