Conditions we diagnose and treat

Pulmonary specialists at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin diagnose and treat many lung problems and symptoms, including:

  • Apnea
  • Asthma
    Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the airways. Several things happen to the airways when a child is exposed to certain triggers:
    • The lining of the airways become swollen and inflamed
    • Muscles that surround the airways tighten
    • Mucus production increases.
      All of these factors will cause the airways to narrow, making it more difficult to breathe.
  • Breathing problems
  • Cough
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic lung disease
    Chronic lung disease is a general term for long-term respiratory problems in premature babies.
  • Croup
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF)
  • Home mechanical ventilation
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Noisy breathing
  • Premature lungs
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pneumonia/Recurrent pneumonia
  • Premature lungs
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleeping problems
  • Snoring
  • Tracheal disorders
  • Wheezing