In our Tampa Bay practice, we also offer clinical trials for patients who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a progressive lung disease in which the airways of the lungs become damaged and make it harder to breathe. Although this disease cannot be cured, the pulmonologists at Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay can give you the information and resources to properly manage it and improve your quality of life.
Our clinics use the latest, most effective treatments for the management of COPD. Infants and children also may suffer from COPD, or from allergies that can affect their breathing on a daily basis. The pediatric pulmonary specialists at Pulmonary and Sleep of Tampa Bay can treat your child for any pediatric pulmonary disorders and allow them to enjoy a healthy childhood.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a common, progressive lung disease that blocks airflow when you exhale, making it difficult to breathe. Chronic means long term and progressive means the disease will get worse over time.
The two main types of COPD are Chronis Bronchitis and Emphysema, both primarily caused by smoking. The lag between the beginning of smoking and the onset of COPD is about 10 years.
There is no cure for COPD, but there are many ways COPD services can help relieve symptoms and help patients take control of their breathing.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease services help with:
Pulmonary and Sleep of Tampa Bay is the only medical group in the area that is accredited by the Joint Commission. This means weâ€™ve been recognized for our compliance with rigorous national performance standards that promote safe and quality health care. We provide COPD patients with individualized diagnoses, treatment, rehabilitation, and education at all stages of the disease. In addition, we offer home monitoring with a wireless device for any signs of sudden or intense changes.