Lung inflammation, also known as pneumonitis, is the inflammation of lung tissue in response to airborne irritants, such as bacteria, mold, and birds; as well as some forms of cancer treatments and drugs. Symptoms of lung inflammation include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
If left untreated, lung inflammation can result in irreversible damage, such as scarring. We encourage you to schedule an appointment at the office of Dr. John Abroon, MD if you are experiencing lung inflammation or obstructed breathing of any kind.
During your assessment, our skilled doctor will utilize a stethoscope to listen to your lungs as you inhale and exhale. Depending on your condition, our doctor may also run other tests, such as a chest X-ray, CT scan, blood test, spirometry, bronchoscopy, and even surgical lung biopsy. Upon diagnosing the cause of inflammation, Dr. John Abroon, MD will create a customized treatment plan to ease your symptoms and address your condition. Common treatments include oxygen therapy, corticosteroids, and home remedies such as pollen masks and lifestyle changes.
Contact our office today if you would like to learn more about treating lung inflammation in New York, New York, or need to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to accommodate your needs.