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At The Lung Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, a team of talented pulmonologists provide treatment for a broad spectrum of lung disorders, including neuromuscular disease. The Lung Center at Mercy offers patients comprehensive care in a supportive and comfortable environment.
Neuromuscular disease is a rare acquired or genetic disease that can include many conditions that damage the nerves and muscles. It can cause paralysis, spasticity or spasms, weakness and movement problems. Neuromuscular disease can impact the lungs and lead to respiratory failure, as well as other lung disorders such as pneumonia. Neuromuscular disease can affect the lungs, limiting the ability to inflate and breathe optimally.
Neuromuscular disorders can affect people who have the following conditions:
To diagnose neuromuscular disease, a pulmonologist will take your medical history, conduct a physical exam and discuss your symptoms. Included in the medical history, the lung doctor will discuss the types of symptoms. Some neuromuscular disease symptoms that can occur:
An assessment of pulmonary function is important in diagnosing neuromuscular disease. Several ways to diagnose neuromuscular disease include:
Neuromuscular disease is not curable and it progresses quickly. Due to the severity of neuromuscular disease, it is essential to involve a pulmonologist early on in your treatment process to establish an appropriate treatment plan.
Treatment for neuromuscular disease focuses on managing symptoms, relieving pain and improving quality of life.
The Lung Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers highly skilled physician expertise for the diagnosis of a broad spectrum of lung disorders, including COPD, lung cancer and sleep disorders. Our expert pulmonologists are among the best lung disease specialists in the Mid-Atlantic region, offering advanced treatments for lung conditions.
Dr. George Boyer, Chair of The Department of Medicine, is an award-winning medical teacher as well as a specialist in lung problems, obstructive airways disease, high altitude illness and diving medicine.
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