Your child's breathing problems may take your breath away. As a parent, you want to determine if your child's wheezing is asthma or something else, and that's where a pediatric pulmonologist may be of assistance. A pediatric pulmonologist specializes in treating children with breathing problems.
Common Pulmonary Conditions
• Cystic Fibrosis
Services offered by pediatric pulmonologists include pulmonary function testing and flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FFB). Pulmonary function testing is a non-invasive test that can be done in different ways to work best for children of various ages. It is used to measure the amount of air moving in and out of the lungs, at what speed the air moves, the size of the lungs, how much air the lungs can hold and how well the lungs function in taking oxygen from the air. An FFB allows pulmonologists to look inside the lungs with a fiberoptic scope. This more invasive procedure is not surgery, but does require sedation. These tests are used to obtain an accurate diagnosis and to assist in treatment planning and lung health maintenance.
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