Resource and Education Links
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is a genetic (inherited) condition – it is passed from parents to their children through their genes.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).
Procedures & Testing
Defined: A revolutionary procedure—with proven results! In a clinical study of patients with severe asthma, 79% of patients treated with Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT), delivered by the Alair™ System, saw a significant improvement in their asthma-related quality of life.1 In addition, patients treated with BT experienced: 32% fewer severe asthma attacks1, 84% fewer asthma-related emergency room visits1, 66% fewer days lost from work, school, and other activities due to asthma symptoms1 Lasting benefits: Improvements in quality of life and number of days lost from activities due to asthma symptoms were followed for one year.
Metabolic Testing – VO2 Assessment:
Defined: A metabolic assessment to measure how efficiently a body burns calories both at rest and while exercising. With the detailed, science-based snapshot of your metabolism that comes from our assessment, we can design a workout program that meets each member’s individual needs. Your metabolism is as individual as your fingerprint. This assessment determines how you use oxygen and fat to provide energy for exercise. With information gained from the testing, a personal zone training plan will be created to help improve cardiovascular fitness, enhance athletic performance and lose weight.
We specifically test:
- Volume of oxygen consumed
- Fat utilization profile
- Pinpoint lactate threshold
Complete Pulmonary Function Testing::