Respitory & Lung Care (Pulmonology)

Asthma

Asthma, a condition caused by inflammation of airways to the lungs, triggers swelling and narrowing of air passages, reducing the amount of air that can pass through. This leads to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Asthma affects people of all ages, but often begins in childhood.

St. Luke’s Health physicians diagnose asthma and collaborate with healthcare teams to develop and direct individualized treatment plans, including lifestyle changes and medication. Patients must take an active role in managing this chronic condition. Sophisticated procedures such as bronchial thermoplasty help reduce the number of asthma attacks.

Innovative and long-term care improves quality of life and reduces time lost from school, work, and other daily activities.
 

Featured Updates

New Technology Gives Patients With COPD More Treatment Options

NOV 20, 2019

Chronic lower respiratory disease, or CLRD, is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or COPD, is a form of CLRD. And while no cure exists for COPD, there are a number of effective treatments t...

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Vaping and Your Lungs: What We Know so Far

OCT 28, 2019

As more cases of mysterious lung diseases appear in the news, doctors and researchers are turning their attention toward vaping, a trend that’s quickly gained popularity. Some are drawing comparisons between e-cigarettes and their tech-free predecess...

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