All air-breathing vertebrate animals have lungs in order to breathe. Pulmonary medicine deals with the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and disorders that affect the lungs. Specialists in pulmonary medicine provide diagnostic, management and critical care services for a broad range of pulmonary diseases, including sleep-related breathing problems, pulmonary infections and lung disorders caused by other disease, as well as problems associated with blood vessels in the lungs.
Some of the conditions our physicians diagnose and treat include:
- Bronchial asthma
- Chronic bronchitis
- Sleep apnea
- Sarcoidosis, a slow chronic disease in which normal tissue is replaced by granules of epithelium and lymphoid cells
- Lung problems associated with hypersensitivity or occupation
- Acute and chronic lung diseases
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Pulmonary vascular diseases
Our pulmonary specialists stress patient education and patient involvement for success in preventing, managing, and treating pulmonary problems.