When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times.
People with lung disease have various symptoms, the most common difficulty in breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung diseases are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.
The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as Asthma, COPD, infections like Influenza, Pneumonia and Tuberculosis, Lung Cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to significant impairment in patient’s lives sometimes culminating in respiratory failure.
The good news is that most Sleep Disorders are easily treatable. Yamhill Valley Pulmonary and Sleep Center offers patients with sleep apnea access to Diagnosis and Treatment of all sleep disorders. We are able to provide appropriate Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BPAP) therapeutic devices that deliver air at a fixed or variable pressure throughout the night to prevent airway obstruction as per the patient’s needs.
CPAP or BPAP is the gold standard treatment for your sleep breathing disorder and is vital for your quality of life and to improve your health. PAP therapy can decrease serious risks of obstructive sleep apnea such as myocardial infarction ( heart attack), strokes, diabetes, excessive urination at night, memory loss including dementia and can help to improve memory and cognitive functions, improve desired sleep, treat hypertension and control gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). CPAP is considered the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Whether you are a new patient with Sleep issues or are already on CPAP therapy looking to update and upgrade your device, our clinical sleep specialists are experts in not only selecting the right equipment and custom fitting CPAP masks specifically for you but will also help you resolve other issues you may encounter with your device.
We are located conveniently adjacent to Physicians Medical Center and close to Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, Oregon.