Top Pediatric Pulmonologist in New York NY
Top Pediatric Pulmonologist Dr. Shukla is an experienced pulmonologist who provides exceptional pulmonary care to children of all ages.
Contact Allergy & Asthma Sleep Center of Excellence at (917) 633-9663 or Book an Appointment Online. We are located on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan NYC in Murray Hill at 345 E 37th St #319 New York, NY 10016 Near Tunnel Approach St .
New York City’s Top Pediatric Pulmonologist Dr Shukla provides expert pulmonary services to children of all ages.
What is asthma and how is it diagnosed?
Asthma is a chronic lung condition that can make it difficult to breathe. While asthma is often diagnosed during a person’s childhood, it can worsen or manifest even in adults. Asthma negatively impacts a person’s breathing because of bronchospasms, inflammation, and increased mucus production within in the lungs and is often triggered by rigorous physical activity that requires heavier than normal breathing. Diagnosis for asthma will typically include a discussion of symptoms and onset as well as lung function tests. In some cases, your doctor may request x-rays to better evaluate the interior health and function of your lungs and/or sinuses.
How is a pediatric pulmonary function test performed?
Pulmonary function tests are an important part of a pediatric pulmonologist’s diagnostic process. These simple tests evaluate the health of a person’s lungs and help to pinpoint reasons for respiratory distress. A lung function test may be conducted using spirometry, which measures lung capacity as well as respiratory function, or by pulse oximetry which will measure your body’s oxygen saturation. Both methods can be implemented for different reasons, and your pulmonologist will be able to explain why one test may be more desirable than the other for your specific case. Pulmonary function tests are non-invasive and generally simple, though very young children may have a difficult time following the directions required for a spirometry test. At Allergy & Asthma Sleep Center of Excellence, our skilled providers will help you understand the process and work with you to ensure your results are accurate and able to inform your treatment decisions.
Can a pediatric pulmonologist help with my sleep disordered breathing?
At Allergy & Asthma Sleep Center of Excellence, we provide comprehensive breathing support for a wide range of conditions including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can cause disordered breathing during sleep. Patients with sleep apnea put enormous strain on their cardiovascular system, as well as other organs in the body when they stop breathing during the night. Patients with severe OSA can stop breathing upwards of 100 times in a single evening, making it essential for them to find an experienced doctor who can provide effective treatment. The most common treatment for OSA includes the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine during sleep, though other methods including dental orthotics or surgical correction of anatomic deficiencies are also available, depending on a person’s lifestyle needs.
If you are looking for an experienced pediatric pulmonologist in the NYC area, contact Allergy & Asthma Sleep Center of Excellence today to schedule an appointment with a top pediatric pulmonologist. You deserve the very best care available, and our experienced doctors and compassionate medical staff can provide you with the care and information you need to get the most out of your visit to one of our 3 convenient locations.