East Tennessee Treatment for Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis & More
Pediatric Pulmonologists treat diseases in the lungs. These problems affect
a child's overall health and well-being. The most common pulmonary
diseases in children are: asthma, allergies, pneumonia and other respiratory
tract infections, chronic cough, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital treats all of these conditions
and more in children.
Asthma affects more than 7 million children nationwide. It can be managed
in most children if treated properly. The Pulmonology Department at East
Tennessee Children’s Hospital specializes in the testing and treatment
of asthma in children. For more information, please refer to the
Children's Hospital asthma handbook.
Common signs and symptoms of asthma include:
- Continued cough
- Difficulty breathing when exercising
- Coughing during the night
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
Common causes of asthma in children include:
- Tobacco smoke
- Respiratory viral infections
- Environmental allergens
- Mold or mildew
- Strong odors, such as perfumes or cleaning agents
- Cold air
Asthma triggers are specific to each child, but being around second-hand
smoke is highly harmful to a child with asthma. Pulmonologists at Children's
Hospital can give you advice about reducing triggers at home and in school.
A cystic fibrosis diagnosis can be scary for a child and family. The pulmonology
team at Children's Hospital takes time to work with you and your child
from the CF testing process to managing the disease every day. They will
combine airway clearance techniques, medication and antibiotics and nutrition
plans to decrease hospital stays and keep your child's lungs healthy.