Pulmonary Conditions We Treat



Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide our patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children’s lung-related conditions. The following is a list of some of the conditions we treat.

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Asthma

A common chronic illness in children, with symptoms such as cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, rapid breathing and chest tightness.

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)/Chronic Lung Disease (CLD)

A form of chronic lung disease, affecting most infants who are born more than 10 weeks before their due dates and weigh less than two pounds.

Chronic Cough

A cough lasting for eight weeks or longer. Sometimes accompanied by a stuffy nose, excessive mucus in the throat, shortness of breath, wheezing, or heartburn.

Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Circadian rhythm disorders (circadian rhythm sleep disorders or circadian sleep disorders) are abnormalities in the regular day-night/sleep-wake cycle.

Cystic Fibrosis

A genetic disease that causes the body to make thick, sticky mucus. In the lungs, causes infections and loss of function. In the pancreas, keeps enzymes from digesting food.

Insomnia

A condition in which the child has trouble going to sleep or remaining asleep. It is common but not generally considered serious unless it causes issues with daytime functioning.

Narcolepsy

A sleep condition affecting 1 in 2,000 people, characterized by inappropriate sleep patterns and excessive – at times irresistible – daytime sleepiness.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Intervals of no airflow through the nose and mouth during sleep despite continued attempts to breathe in and out.

Parasomnia

Sleep disorders among children are common. Issues that disrupt sleep once it has started, such as sleepwalking and night terrors, are known as “parasomnias.”

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension

Also called persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn or persistent fetal circulation syndrome, a serious breathing condition for newborns. Its cause is unknown.

Pneumonia

An inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or chemical irritants.

Pulmonary Hypertension

High blood pressure in the lungs, a disease of the very small blood vessels in the lungs, affecting not only the lungs but the heart as well.