Other Lung Disease Treatments in Newport Beach

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Breathing is an essential part of daily life that allows your organs to function properly. For most of us, breathing is second nature, but millions of people have lung diseases that affect their ability to breathe normally. These diseases can be caused by environmental factors or be genetic giving you little control over their development. Many people who suffer from these diseases can control their condition with proper treatment and therapies. If you suffer from a common lung disease, Dr. Rutland at West Coast Lung offers effective lung disease treatment in Newport Beach, to ease your symptoms.

Types of Lung Diseases

There are three types of lung diseases:

Airway Diseases — Diseases that affect the airways that carry oxygen and other gases into and out of the lungs. They can be caused by a variety of factors including smoke, mold, pet hair, stress, changes in weather, and more. These diseases cause a narrowing or blockage of the airways. People with airway diseases can experience wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and difficulty exhaling. Airway diseases include:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Lung Tissue Diseases — Diseases that affect the structure of the lung tissue. Damaged and scarred lung tissue becomes thick and makes it difficult for the lungs to take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. They can be caused by breathing in toxins and hazardous chemicals like asbestos and silica dust. People with these disorders are unable to breathe deeply. Lung tissue diseases include:

  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis

Lung Circulation Diseases —  Diseases that affect the blood vessels leading to or from the lungs. They are caused by clotting, scarring, or inflammation of the blood vessels and inhibit the lung’s ability to absorb oxygen and release carbon dioxide. People suffering from these conditions often feel short of breath when performing routine activities and may also have impacted heart function. Lung circulation diseases include:

  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary embolism


Treatments are different for each lung condition and may vary depending on the severity of your disease and age. Common treatments for COPD include bronchodilators and steroids. Other conditions may require surgery or will involve medications, oxygen, and other therapies that aim to improve quality of life. Dr. Rutland will determine which is right for your type of lung disease.

Contact Us for Other Lung Disease Treatment in Newport Beach

If you are experiencing symptoms or need help managing your lung condition, schedule your New Patient Consultation at West Coast Lung today by calling 949-274-8030 to reach our Newport Beach office. You may also click here to use our convenient online request form.

During your appointment, we will perform a full clinical evaluation, discuss necessary testing, review your medical history and past imaging and labs. We will then provide a personalized treatment plan or recommend further evaluation via labs, imaging, and/or procedure.

We will take the time to explore your unique needs and answer your questions prior to recommending the next steps. We always provide a straightforward plan with a consultative approach to help you feel comfortable and ready to proceed with treatment.

As one of the premier pulmonology practices in Newport Beach, our pulmonologist and team at West Coast Lung also provide 5-star pulmonology care to patients from Portola Hills, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest & Mission Viejo, CA & the surrounding areas.