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When children have trouble breathing, they can suffer in so many ways. It can be hard to concentrate at school, challenging to keep up with sports or activities, and difficult to get a good night’s sleep. For some kids, severe breathing problems can even be life-threatening.
Mercy Kids pediatric pulmonology experts are specially trained to care for children with breathing disorders. Our board-certified pulmonologists diagnose and treat a comprehensive range of conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory system. In many cases, Mercy pediatricians can help children and their families pinpoint the cause of conditions like allergies and asthma, and learn to prevent or minimize future problems. Additionally, Mercy Kids Pediatric Pulmonologists are all board certified in pediatric sleep medicine, and can diagnose and treat a myriad of disorders affecting your child’s sleep
Mercy physicians diagnose pulmonary conditions using a variety of advanced tests and procedures, including allergy skin testing, pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopy and polysomnography (sleep study). We provide inpatient and outpatient care for children with respiratory conditions including:
Breath is life. If your child is having breathing problems, coughing, wheezing or feeling short of breath, Mercy Kids is here to help them get back to healthy breathing and back to a full life. If your child is experiencing excessive waking at night or his sleep is interfered with in any way, our pediatric pulmonary/sleep specialists can help.
Sleep is imperative in early development, therefore understanding how much sleep your child should have is essential. Learn how much sleep your newborn or toddler needs here.