Occupational Lung Diseases Specialist in Inwood, NY
Ahava Medical & Rehabilitation Center in Inwood NY offers Occupational Lung Diseases treatments. If you have symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, chest tightness and abnormal breathing pattern then come visit us at 270 Doughty Blvd Inwood, NY 11096. Call us for more information.
Your work is your livelihood and maybe more than just that to you. But if you suffer from an occupational health issue like a lung disease, it can affect how you feel about the job, how and whether you work, and how you go about your everyday life. These are matters we can help with here at Ahava Medical Inwood. You’re more than welcome to reach out to us today if you believe you could benefit from our services in Inwood, NY.
What are occupational lung diseases?
Occupational lung diseases are work-related lung conditions caused or worsened by certain irritants found in some workplaces. Mining coal or working in a car garage or textile factory may lead to occupational lung disease. If the disease isn’t diagnosed and treated professionally, it could lead to severe, long-term health issues.
According to the American Lung Association, occupational lung diseases are the primary cause of occupation-related illness in the U.S. Also, the association says that smoking can increase the severity of an occupational lung disease. The disease requires professional attention and the symptoms cannot be managed sufficiently alone.
What are the symptoms of occupational lung diseases?
The symptoms of an occupational lung disease should be addressed by a professional, and they can be managed. The most common symptoms of lung diseases in general tend to be:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
- Chest pain
- Abnormal breathing
These symptoms are shared between most lung diseases. Because the symptoms are similar to those of other conditions, it can be difficult for a patient to determine whether the cause is a lung disease. Professional diagnosis and treatment are necessary. We can provide these services and more here at Ahava Medical Inwood.
How do you diagnose an occupational lung disease?
To diagnose any lung disease, an initial chest X-ray or CT scan is usually necessary. Also, various tests like a pulmonary function test or a biopsy can aid in diagnosis. We can provide these tests here at Ahava Medical Inwood, so contact us today if you believe you may need to be tested.
There are actually many different kinds of occupational lung diseases diagnosed, like asbestosis, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, occupational asthma, and others. Some are more common than others. Treatment depends on the particular diagnosis made.
What are the treatments for occupational lung diseases?
The treatment you’ll need will depend on your diagnosis as well as your age, overall health, medical history, tolerance for certain medications/therapies, and other factors. Although there are no cures for occupational lung diseases, they can be managed so you can stay active and healthy. Almost always, lifestyle changes will help with occupational lung diseases. For example, quitting smoking is necessary if applicable, and so is avoiding lung irritants like secondhand smoke. Exercise and healthy eating can help too. Certain medicines can ease symptoms significantly, and pulmonary rehabilitation may help in some cases. Reach out to us here at Ahava Medical Inwood to learn more about treatment!
Do you offer occupational lung diseases treatment in Inwood, NY?
Yes, we offer treatment for occupational lung diseases here at Ahava Medical Inwood. We welcome you to contact us to learn more. Our clinic is located over at 270 Doughty Blvd Inwood, NY 11096, and you can reach us. Please call us at that number to book a consultation with us at our clinic, or go ahead and book your consultation with us online.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you believe we can help you at our clinic. Testing and treatment can be provided, and you can be sure we’ll do everything we need to for your continued health.
We look forward to speaking with and seeing you soon!