Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Multi-Speciality Medical Practices located in East Orange, Belleville, South Orange, West Orange, Maplewood, Newark and Bloomfield, NJ

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

About Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

If you struggle to breathe deeply, especially while you sleep, see the experts at The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA. With locations in West Orange, East Orange, South Orange, Maplewood, Newark, Belleville, and Bloomfield, New Jersey, the experienced medical team offers cutting-edge pulmonary and sleep medicine solutions to improve your way of life. Schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation by phone or online today to learn more about your options. 

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Q&A

What is pulmonary and sleep medicine?

The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, offers the following pulmonary and sleep medicine services:

Pulmonary medicine

Pulmonary medicine involves the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions that affect your lungs. This includes diseases of your respiratory system (throat, nose, trachea, lungs, airways, muscles, and blood vessels) that can make it difficult to breathe deeply. 

Sleep medicine

Sleep medicine offers solutions for sleep disorders, particularly sleep apnea, that can negatively affect your breathing, oxygen consumption, and ability to get high-quality sleep. 

Which conditions does pulmonary and sleep medicine treat?

Pulmonary and sleep medicine at The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, evaluates, diagnoses, and treats the following conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 
  • COVID-19
  • Lung inflammation
  • Lung infections
  • Tissue overgrowth
  • Emphysema
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Tuberculosis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Insomnia

Symptoms of lung diseases include shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing, dizziness, wheezing, and difficulty breathing.

Sleep disorders make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, often causing fatigue, problems concentrating, waking up often throughout the night, or difficulty falling asleep. They may also cause loud snoring, short periods of stopped breathing, and reduced oxygen levels during sleep.

What happens during pulmonary and sleep medicine appointments?

Pulmonary and sleep medicine visits at The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, involve checking your blood pressure and other vital signs and weighing you. Your specialist reviews your symptoms, completes a physical exam, and evaluates your breathing.

You might undergo a sleep study, heart function testing, and breathing (lung function) tests.  Your specialists might provide a referral for additional diagnostic tests, like a blood analysis, X-rays, or a CT scan. 

Which pulmonary and sleep medicine treatments are available?

Depending on the specific condition you have, lifestyle, and symptoms, The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, team may recommend one or more of the following treatment options:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Nutrition and exercise education 
  • Oral medications
  • Inhalers
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation 
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
  • Oral appliances
  • Surgery

Your provider refers you to another specialist if needed and follow up to ensure a successful outcome.

Schedule an in-person or telehealth pulmonary and sleep medicine evaluation at The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, by calling the office or booking online today.