Lung Disease

Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep

Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in St. Petersburg, FL

Lung disease affects nearly 37 million people in the United States. At Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep, pulmonary specialists Himanshu Chandarana, MD, and Ashok Tyagi, DO, CPE, use the latest technologies on-site to diagnose chronic lung diseases like asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. The team designs individual plans to treat lung disease and improve your respiratory health. If you need help managing lung disease, call the office in St. Petersburg, Florida, today or book a consultation online.

Lung Disease Q&A

What is lung disease?

Lung disease describes several disorders that affect your lung function and respiratory health. Common lung diseases the team at Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep can diagnose and treat include:

  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)

While anyone can develop lung disease, your risk increases if you smoke, have a family history of lung disease, or have exposure to toxic materials like asbestos and air pollution.

What are the symptoms of lung disease?

Symptoms of lung disease can vary in severity and depend on the type of lung disease you have. In the earliest stages, you may notice that you lack energy or experience shortness of breath with activity.

Other common signs of lung disease include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent coughing
  • Inability to exercise
  • Coughing up mucus or blood

Some people also experience chest pain when breathing.

The team at Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep offers several on-site diagnostic tests to evaluate your lung health. These tests include plethysmography to measure how much air you can hold in your lungs and spirometry to evaluate how much air you can move in and out of your lungs during a period of time.

You may also need chest X-rays or other imaging tests to identify pneumonia or other infections, scar tissue, and other abnormalities that affect your lung function.

How is lung disease treated?

The team at Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep has extensive experience in the critical care and clinical care of lung disease. They tailor a treatment plan to your needs that focuses on improving your breathing and preserving your long-term lung health.

Depending on how advanced your condition is, the team may start with lifestyle changes that improve your breathing ability. This may include the smoking cessation program they offer on-site and exercises that build the strength of your lungs. You may also need supplemental oxygen to help you breathe more efficiently.

If you have lung cancer, you may be a candidate for chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery to destroy cancerous cells and keep them from spreading to other areas of your body. The team can discuss your options for lung cancer treatments during your consultation.

To find out more about the treatment options available for lung disease, call Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep today or book an appointment online.