Nova Scotia Health's pulmonary services prioritize respiratory health with a multidisciplinary approach. From common respiratory conditions to complex lung diseases, our team tailors treatment plans, incorporating the latest therapies and interventions. We emphasize patient education, fostering a proactive approach to lung health. With a commitment to research and compassionate care, our pulmonary services strive to enhance respiratory well-being, ensuring a breath of fresh air for our community.
What does "Pulmonary" mean?
"Pulmonary" refers to anything related to the lungs or the respiratory system. It encompasses conditions, functions, and medical services associated with the lungs, including the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases and disorders. Pulmonary health is crucial for proper breathing and overall well-being.
What is "COPD"?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive respiratory condition characterized by persistent airflow limitation. Typically caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most commonly from cigarette smoke. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, leading to symptoms like cough, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally, necessitating comprehensive management strategies, including lifestyle changes and medications to alleviate symptoms and slow disease progression.
Clinics, Programs, and Services
The Halifax Allergy and Asthma clinic is not administered by Nova Scotia Health, but does offer satellite clinics in some of our locations.
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Offered at 2 locations
Nova Scotia Health offers individual and family sessions with customized educational help for people with Asthma and COPD, and their support network.
Our best standards of care include disease self-management...
Offered at 1 location
The Centre works collaboratively with family doctors, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals in the community to address the needs of clients diagnosed with chronic health conditions, such as...
Offered at 5 locations
Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) is provided by a health care team and covered by MSI. PR combines exercise, education, and additional support to improve your overall health and well-being. Programs run...