Pulmonary Disorders Specialist

Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center

Adult Sleep Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep & Pediatric Neurologist located in San Antonio and New Braunfels

Pulmonary disorders, also known as lung diseases or disorders, can make every breath you take feel like a struggle. If you battle with wheezing or shortness of breath regularly, see how the pulmonology team at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center can help. The practice boasts three San Antonio-based clinics in Nix Alamo Heights, Shavano Park, and Lockhill-Selma, as well as an office in New Braunfels, Texas. You can book an appointment at any of the clinic locations either online or over the phone.

Pulmonary Disorders Q & A

What are pulmonary disorders?

Pulmonary disorders are conditions that affect your lungs that can make breathing difficult. This umbrella term includes all types of infections, inherited traits, and other issues that affect your lung health. Common pulmonary disorders include:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma, including allergy-induced asthma
  • Pneumonia and bronchitis 
  • Interstitial lung disease  
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary fibrosis 
  • Lung cancer 
  • Tuberculosis 
  • Emphysema 

Taking a deep breath shouldn’t be a struggle, nor should catching your breath. If you’re experiencing breathing issues, no matter how minor or how severe, it’s important to find out why and get started on treatment. 

How are pulmonary disorders diagnosed?

Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center is home to a team of pulmonary experts who specialize in integrative care. To help diagnose your pulmonary condition, your doctor performs a comprehensive exam and listens to you breathe. They may also:

  • Perform a lung function test
  • Request a blood draw
  • Gather a chest X-ray

If you’ve been struggling to manage a pulmonary disorder that you’ve had for an extended period, your doctor at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center may even request your previous medical records to evaluate your health history.

Once your dedicated physician diagnoses your pulmonary disorder and talks with you about your condition, they spend time educating you about treatment solutions. 

Is there an effective treatment for pulmonary disorders?

Yes! Pulmonary disorders can lower your quality of life and prevent you from participating in enjoyable activities. To restore your lung function and help you breathe better, your pulmonary disorder treatment plan may include a combination of the following:

  • Medications to open up your airways or relax muscles
  • Antibiotic, antiviral, or antifungal medications
  • Immunotherapy or allergy medications
  • Long-acting or quick-relief inhalers
  • Respiratory or oxygen therapy 
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation 
  • Inhaled steroids 
  • Bronchodilators 

If you have lung cancer, you might need radiation therapy or chemotherapy as part of your pulmonary disorder treatment plan. But the compassionate team at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center ensures you’re involved in every decision-making step, so you know what to expect from your treatment. 

You can receive integrative treatments for pulmonary disorders at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center. Schedule your exam online or over the phone with any clinic today.