EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
Offering treatment and support for those with lung disease, so you can feel better and breathe easy.
CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways of your lungs. Your airways are the breathing tubes that carry air into and out of your lungs. When you have asthma, your airways become swollen, making it hard for you to breathe.
Bronchiectasis is a lung condition that causes cough, sputum production and recurring respiratory infections. It's caused by abnormal widening of the airways of the lung (bronchi). In some cases only one airway is affected. In severe cases of Bronchiectasis the dilation of the airways occurs throughout the lungs.
A cough is your body's way of clearing out mucus or foreign material from the airway and preventing material from entering your airways. Coughing is the most common complaint that patients seek medical attention for.
HIV Related Lung Disease
People with HIV can develop very serious lung problems as a result of the condition. Bacterial pneumonia, or pleurisy (inflammation of the membrane surrounding the lungs) occur with more frequency in people who have contracted HIV. People with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable to Tuberculosis and COPD.
Interstitial Lung Disease
Interstitial lung disease is a general category that includes various lung conditions. Interstitial lung diseases affect the interstitium, a part of the lungs' anatomic structure, and cause thickening of the interstitium
due to inflammation, scarring or extra fluid (edema).
Lung nodules are commonly known as "a spot on the lung" or a "shadow".
A nodule is a round area that is more solid than normal lung tissue and shows up as a white spot in CT scans. They are caused by scar tissue, a healed infection, or some other irritant in the air. They can also be an early sign of lung cancer.
Mycobacteria are a type of germ.
There are many different kinds.
The most common type causes tuberculosis. Another type causes leprosy. Other types cause infections
that are called atypical mycobacterial infections because they do not cause tuberculosis. Atypical mycobacterial infections can still be harmful.
Pulmonary hypertension is a general term that means that the blood pressure on the right side of your heart is too high. This may be caused by a medical condition such as; chronic lung disease, blood clots in the blood vessels in your lungs, or a weakened left side of your heart – which causes pressure to back-up on the right side of the heart.
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands. In people with sarcoidosis, abnormal masses called granulomas form in certain organs of the body. These granulomas may alter the normal structure and possibly the function of the affected organ(s).
People with sickle cell anemia can
develop high blood pressure in their lungs (pulmonary hypertension). This complication usually affects adults rather than children. Shortness of breath and fatigue are common symptoms of this condition, which
can be fatal if left untreated.