We offer comprehensive and personalized care for children with a variety of lung problems including asthma, chronic cough, chronic lung disease, bronchiectasis, neuromuscular disease, pneumonia, and other varieties of lung diseases. We offer care for all age range from birth to 19 years. We also follow patient to manage these condition to improve quality of life for children and their care givers.
Sleep Consultation for Children
We offer comprehensive consultation & follow up services for children with a varieties of sleep difficulties in a child friendly environment. We see a varieties of condition such as snoring, sleep disordered breathing, restless leg syndrome, excessive daytime sleepiness (narcolepsy), behavioral insomnia of childhood, and parasomnia such as sleep walking and sleep talking. We recommend diagnostic testing based on clinical history and physical examination and formulate individualized management plan that suit patients & their parents. We also offer follow up for these conditions.
Sleep Consultation for Adults
We also provide service for adults with sleep problems. The prevalence of sleep apnea among adults is underestimated and most people are not aware that daytime sleepiness, poor concentration, and decreased ability to make decision that they experience may be related to sleep apnea. There is a large amount of evidence which shows that untreated sleep apnea impairs quality of life and increases the risk of having hypertension, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, heart diseases, and other major health problems. Excessive sleepiness that can result from untreated sleep apnea has resulted in major accidents in the modern world. Department of Transportation has highlighted the importance of evaluation and treatment of sleep apnea among teen & adult drivers. At our sleep center, we provide comprehensive diagnosis, assessment, management, & follow up of patient with sleep apnea and other sleep problems.
Sleep is a crucial aspect of every living being on earth. During sleep, body and brain repair themselves to prepare for next day's activities, including learning, problem solving, memorizing, and critical judgment processes. These are critical functions of the brain which are impaired due to poor quality and quantity of sleep. Children are more affected by poor quality sleep as their brain is developing at young age..
Sleep apnea is common in both adult and children. It is defined as closure of airway during sleep which results in fluctuation of oxygen resulting in interrupted sleep. Sleep study or polysomnography is considered the gold standard test for diagnosis of sleep apnea and other breathing difficulties during sleep. These require overnight stay in the sleep lab.
We conduct sleep studies to diagnose breathing difficulties during sleep along with other sleep related disorders such as periodic leg movements, etc. We have established a 4 bed sleep lab staffed with qualified personnel who will work with you to formulate an individualized treatment plan to ensure the best quality of sleep possible. Please call us to get more information about sleep studies.
Spirometry or lung function is a commonly used test to assess lung health and progress or improvement of the lung diseases. The test requires certain degree of understanding and co-operation with the testing procedure but repeated testing children of young age are generally able to perform the test. The test is simple and can be performed easily in the clinic on a regular basis. It requires blowing into a machine in specific manner and the machine subsequently calculates the rate of air that is expired. There are normative data that patient values can be compared with. Generally, children 6 years and above can perform the test.