Specialties of Pulmonary Associates of Hunterdon
Doctors who practice pulmonology medicine specialize in diseases and disorders of the lungs and the respiratory system. If you suffer from shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain, coughing, or you have abnormal chest x-rays you will benefit from seeing a pulmonologist who will evaluate, treat and monitor you.
Pulmonologists regularly treat patients with sleep disorders, with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases), pneumonia, and sarcoidosis. They are also specialists in treating the critically ill in Intensive Care Units in the hospital and in treating those with pulmonary diseases that are related to the environment and occupational hazards such as farmer’s lung, bird fancier’s lung, hot tub lung (types of hypersensitivity pneumonitis), asbestosis, silicosis, WRA (work related asthma,) and coal worker’s pneumoconiosis.
Doctors who practice sleep medicine evaluate patients for sleep apnea (when you stop breathing during sleep,) restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, insomnia, REM behavior disorders (a sleep disorder in which you act out vivid, often unpleasant dreams) and parasomnias (sleep walking,) as well as daytime sleepiness disorders.
Each of these disturbances of sleep may significantly and negatively affect your cardiovascular system, hinder your ability to function during the day, and make it difficult to reach your maximum potential, to stay healthy and to lose weight.
Critical Care Medicine
Doctors who practice critical care medicine monitor and treat patients in an intensive care unit. If you are critically ill with respiratory failure, shock, and sepsis (overwhelming infection) you will require the use of sophisticated equipment such as mechanical ventilators (respirators) and hemodynamic monitoring equipment (catheters & devices placed internally.) These enable the pulmonologist to stabilize your vital signs (breathing, blood pressure, and oxygen levels) as quickly as possible, preserving your brain & organ function.
Pulmonary and Sleep Services in Hunterdon County, NJ
Hunterdon Pulmonary and Sleep Associates provides a full range of Pulmonary and Sleep services for the diagnosis and treatment of lung disorders, respiratory diseases and sleep disorders.