There are various types of pulmonary disorders which usually affect the respiratory tract and can range from mild to life threatening. Lung cancer, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder), asthma, sarcoidosis, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary vascular disease are all types of pulmonary disease which can have severe repercussions.
Symptoms of pulmonary disorders are coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain or hemoptysis (coughing up blood).
Pulmonary Disorders are usually detected through the use of chest x-rays, exercise tests, pulmonary function tests, ECGs and other diagnostic tools.
Serious Pulmonary Disorders can lead to an inability of performance of many normal functions of employment and daily living. A physician should evaluate and monitor an individual’s condition.
Proper treatment depends upon first diagnosing the disease correctly. Often, proper medications and frequent visits to the doctor can minimize and help to control symptoms.
One possible diagnosis might be Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (CPOD). This is where airflow becomes limited and can occur with diseases such as Chronic Bronchitis or Emphysema. Shortness of breath (Dyspnea) is a common symptom and the severity can be measured by lung function testing.. COPD can be triggered by irritants causing an inflammatory response of the lungs.
As with other impairments, it’s always a good idea to have your treatment records include your symptoms. It is usually a good idea to prepare a list of your symptoms and remind your doctor of the complete list of symptoms which you are experiencing so that they are written as part of your record.
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At the Law Offices of Gary Glenn, we have assisted many clients who have suffered from Pulmonary Disorders which can lead to an inability of performance of many normal functions of employment and daily living.