Lung Treatments Specialist

Pulmonology & Sleep Center

Frederick Tackey, MD

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine & General Medicine located in Boynton Beach, FL & Delray Beach, FL

Lung disease not only affects your breathing but can limit your daily activities and overall quality of life. At the Pulmonology & Sleep Center in Boynton Beach and Delray Beach, Florida, Frederick Tackey, MD, gives patients access to a number of effective, cutting-edge lung treatments. For expert treatment of your lung condition, call one of the offices or book your appointment online today.

Lung Treatments Q&A

What is lung disease?

Lung disease refers to several different conditions that affect the health and function of your lungs. Your lungs are responsible for delivering fresh oxygen to your bloodstream and removing carbon dioxide. 

When your lungs fail to function properly, it can leave you feeling winded and prevent oxygen-rich blood from reaching major organs like your heart or brain. 

Some common lung diseases include:


Asthma is a common chronic respiratory condition that causes your airways to swell, narrow, and produce excess mucus. There is no cure for asthma, but there are safe and effective ways to manage the condition. 

Asthma symptoms are often triggered or worsened by physical activity or exposure to allergens. Without the right treatment plan, asthma can limit your daily activities and leave you vulnerable to severe asthma attacks. 


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes inflammation and excess mucus in your lungs that makes it difficult to breathe. COPD is caused by long-term exposure to pollutants and chemical fumes and is very common among smokers. The two most common types of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. 

Chronic bronchitis refers to inflammation of your bronchial tubes, while emphysema refers to damage to the small air sacs in your lungs (alveoli). Some people with COPD experience both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. 

Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the blood vessels that carry blood between your lungs and heart. Pulmonary hypertension forces your heart to work harder to circulate your blood, increasing your risk for issues like heart attack and stroke. Pulmonary hypertension affects the health and function of both your heart and lungs. 

What are the symptoms of lung disease?

Lung disease symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Fainting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Difficulty performing physical tasks
  • Severe cough
  • Coughing up blood or mucus

Lung disease prevents your body from getting the oxygen it needs. Symptoms can vary depending on the stage and severity of your condition. 

If you experience symptoms of lung disease, the Pulmonology & Sleep Center specializes in accurate diagnoses and compassionate, patient-centered treatment. 

What lung treatments are available?

There are several different treatments used to address lung disease. Although the damage caused by lung disease isn’t reversible, the right treatment can improve the function of your respiratory system and help you maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. 

Oxygen therapy is a very common treatment used to address lung disease. Oxygen therapy delivers supplemental oxygen to your lungs, providing your body with the oxygen-rich blood it needs to function properly. 

Depending on your needs, the Pulmonology & Sleep Center offers a wide range of additional lung treatments like:

  • Bronchodilators
  • Inhaled steroids
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • IV medications
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

The Pulmonology & Sleep Center has several cutting-edge solutions for lung disease. To find out which treatment is right for you, call or book an appointment online today.