Pulmonary Services

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What is Pulmonary?

Pulmonary pertains to or affects the lungs. The lungs are very important as every cell in our body needs oxygen to live.  The lungs serve to warm the body, deliver oxygen to cells, remove toxic gases when exhaling, and protects the airways from any irritants or harmful substances. 

What Does Prana Health Offer?

Prana Health offers evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment related to diseases of the lungs. Some examples are asthma, cough, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). 

Pulmonary Service Descriptions

Asthma is a chronic lung disease which narrows and inflames your airways. If you are having any cough, chest tightness, difficulty breathing during or after exercise, you may have asthma.  While mostly controllable, asthma does have the potential to complicate other health conditions, reduce quality of life, and even be fatal when left untreated.

Lung cancer is caused by a growth of abnormal cells in the lungs. These groups of cells are known as a tumor. As the tumor grows, the abnormal cells destroy the healthy lung tissue around them. This will impair the normal function of the lungs. 

Pulmonary fibrosis is when your lungs are damaged or scarred. The scarred lung tissue cannot be repaired and it causes a tissue buildup. This  buildup leads to the lungs having to work harder than normal.  

Pulmonary hypertension is a blood pressure that is high in the blood vessels that go to the lungs. It can eventually cause damage to the right side of your heart. The walls of the vessels become thick, allowing very little blood to flow through. 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is known as COPD, which is a progressive inflammatory lung disease that blocks the airways. This can cause coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. COPD leads to a decline over time, in health or function of the lungs.

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