Pulmonary & Sleep

When your respiratory system is healthy, you barely give it a thought – but if you're not breathing normally, it's hard to function well during the day or get restful sleep at night. Pulmonary medicine is the specialty that focuses on helping people with respiratory challenges involving the lungs and bronchial tubes. Pulmonologists typically care for patients with more complex pulmonary disease; who are critically ill or injured; or who have a sleep disorder.

Services

  • Diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders
  • Management of critical illness

Pulmonary Disease

Symptoms that may suggest the need to see a pulmonologist include:

  • A history of smoking
  • Chest tightness
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic fatigue, which may indicate a sleep disorder
  • Shortness of breath (at rest or exertion, depending on your age) or other problems causing respiratory distress
  • Snoring
  • Wheezing
Pulmonologists provide chronic disease management for the following respiratory conditions:
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis or other restrictive lung diseases
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Lung Cancer
  • Shortness of Breath or other symptoms causing respiratory distress
Diagnostic tests evaluating pulmonary function include:

Sleep Disorders

Sleep is important to your health and well-being. Sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, are linked to chronic disease and, increasingly, to premature death. You might benefit from a sleep evaluation if you:

  • Have trouble sleeping
  • Snore loudly
  • Stop breathing while you are asleep
  • Have high blood pressure and are overweight
  • Find that you always feel tired

The Stamford Health Medical Group Pulmonary and Sleep team promises to provide attentive and personalized care to patients in our community. We are proud of our outstanding, renowned medical staff members, all board certified in internal medicine, and supported by excellent administrative staff.

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