Chronic Respiratory Diseases
When you think about lung diseases, you may automatically think about lung cancer. But there are lots of different types of chronic respiratory diseases that can affect the airways and lung tissues. Some of the chronic respiratory diseases include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, and occupational lung diseases.
At Doral Health and Wellness Pulmonary Center, we offer services that cater to your pulmonary needs. Our pulmonologists are the best in Brooklyn, Brownsville, and East New York.
Asthma is a chronic health disorder that affects children and adults worldwide. Asthma can cause wheezing, chest tightness, breathlessness, and coughing. Asthma will only bother you when something triggers your lungs.
A cure for asthma is not yet available, but its symptoms can be controlled. Symptoms vary from person to person. Your symptoms can be different from others, you may have asthma attacks if you do exercises while others do well exercising even with asthma. After being diagnosed with asthma, you should observe yourself and the thing that triggers your asthma. Make sure that you take note of these triggers so you can avoid them and prevent asthma attacks. However, asthma changes over time so it is important that you meet with your doctor regularly to make treatment adjustments whenever needed.
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is one of the most common chronic respiratory diseases. It is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstruction of airflow from the lungs. Having COPD increases your risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer, and other medical condition.
Symptoms for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease don’t often appear until lung damage has occurred, and they worsen over time. The main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is smoking, although people who don’t smoke still develop this disease. But the likelihood of having COPD increases to people who smoke more and to people who are constantly exposed to smoke.
Lung cancer happens when the cells in the lungs grow out of control. This type of cancer is one of the most common types of cancer around the world. Lung cancer can be fatal but can be treated if caught early on and treatment is started immediately after diagnosis.
People who have lung cancer may not know that they have the disease until it reaches its late stage. Lung cancer’s first signs can resemble that of a common respiratory infection. There are several factors that can contribute to the risk of having lung cancer. Some of these risks can be controlled, such as smoking, while other factors can’t be controlled, such as family history and genetics.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes thick mucus to build up in the organs, like the lungs and pancreas. Thick mucus also clogs your airways, making it difficult to breathe. Mucus also blocks part of the pancreas that causes problems with the digestion of foods. Cystic fibrosis is a chronic and progressive disease that eventually affects your liver, intestines, and sex organs.
You have cystic fibrosis because of the faulty gene that you inherited from each of your parents. They don’t need to have cystic fibrosis for you to have the condition. If your parents are both carriers of the gene, and you inherit these genes then you will develop cystic fibrosis.
Sleep apnea is the condition you have when your breathing stops and starts when you sleep. if you have untreated sleep apnea, you stop breathing repeatedly during your sleep. This can cause several health problems, including hypertension, stroke, heart failure, and heart attacks.
There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive apnea and central apnea. Obstructive apnea is the more common of the two and occurs as repetitive episodes of complete or partial airway blockage during sleep. Central apnea is the type where the airway is not blocked but the brain fails to tell the muscle to breathe because of some respiratory control center.
OCCUPATIONAL LUNG DISEASES
Occupational lung diseases are the work-related lung diseases that was caused and made worse by long-term exposure to certain chemical substances in the workplace. There is no cure to occupational lung diseases but there are lots of ways to prevent and control exposure to lung irritants. You can also seek treatment that will help slow the progress of the disease, lessen its symptoms, and improve your quality of life.
Certain occupations are more at risk for occupational lung diseases such as working in a car garage or textile factory exposing their workers to hazardous chemicals, dusts, and fibers.
At Doral Health and Wellness Pulmonary Center, we offer the best possible expertise and care in all aspects of pulmonology. Our specialists make sure that are patients are well taken cared for and are involved in every step of the decision-making process. We also make sure to avoid invasive tests whenever possible. We offer the best pulmonologist in Brooklyn with an unrivaled pulmonary clinic in the heart of East New York. To book an appointment, you can visit us 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11212 or call us at 1-347-384-5690. You can also check and visit our website at https://pulmonologistbrooklyn.com to book an appointment online.