Asthma, COPD & Pulmonary Conditions
There are many conditions that affect the lungs and the process of breathing air in and out. Here at Lung & Sleep Specialists of North Texas, we focus on chronic conditions that patients must learn to cope with every day.
One of the chronic conditions we treat most often is asthma. Asthma is a tight feeling in the chest that may make you feel short of breath. It produces a wheezing sound when you breathe. People with asthma can have “triggers” that cause symptoms to flare up.
Pulmonary Medicine: Conditions
Asthma can be treated with a steroid inhaler, which is a type of medication that is sprayed into the mouth to help reduce inflammation in the airway. In addition, people with this condition can have allergic triggers or another subtype called eosinophilic asthma that requires special treatment. Biologic medications like Xolair®, Fasenra®, Nucala®, and Dupixent® injections are highly effective at treating these types of asthma.
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is another chronic pulmonary condition that is often manageable.
Common Pulmonary Conditions
We can help diagnose and treat many pulmonary conditions, including:
- Acute and chronic respiratory failure
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic cough
- Lung cancer
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pleural diseases
- Occupational lung diseases such as black lung disease, asbestosis, and silicosis
For further details on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary conditions, take a look at our treatment information.
Sleep and Lung Clinic in Weatherford, TX
Contact us today to make an appointment. Don’t wait until tomorrow. We’ll help you breathe better and feel better fast. Call Lung & Sleep Specialists of North Texas at (817) 594-9993 or use our online form to request an appointment with one of our providers in Weatherford.