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Lung Disease Specialist

The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in Beverly Hills, CA

If you group together all types of lung disease, they make up the third most common cause of death in the United States. Board-certified pulmonologists Ashkan Naraghi, MD, and Dan Naim, MD, treat all types of lung disease, including environmental lung disease, asthma, and chronic cough, at The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute in Beverly Hills, California. For comprehensive care of lung disease, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Lung Disease

What is lung disease?

Your lungs are made of delicate, spongy tissues that take oxygen from the air you breathe and deliver it to your bloodstream. 

Lung disease can interfere with this vital process in many ways, making it difficult to breathe.

What are common lung diseases?

The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute diagnoses and treats the full spectrum of lung diseases, including:

Environmental lung disease

Environmental lung diseases develop as a result of repeated and long-term exposure to airborne lung irritants like hazardous chemicals, dust, and fibers.


Aspergillosis is a fungal infection that may occur when people with preexisting conditions inhale the spores of Aspergillus, a common type of mold.


Asthma is a long-term condition that causes inflammation in the airways, which may trigger coughing, wheezing, and trouble breathing.

Chronic cough

A chronic cough is an ongoing cough that lasts for at least eight weeks but often persists much longer.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both of these diseases make it hard to breathe.

Other lung diseases

Other common lung diseases include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, and pneumonia. COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus, which is a group of viruses that can cause a respiratory infection that triggers or exacerbates lung disease.

What are the symptoms of lung disease?

The specific symptoms you experience vary depending on the type of lung disease you have. Common symptoms of lung disease include:

  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Abnormal breathing pattern

If you’re concerned about lung disease symptoms, call The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute to get an accurate diagnosis and timely treatment.

How is lung disease diagnosed and treated?

The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam. They may take a variety of tests, such as a chest X-ray or pulmonary function test.

Then, they create an individualized treatment plan based on your specific needs. They spend as much time as needed to explain your condition and outline all treatment options. Depending on the type and severity of your lung disease, treatment may include:

  • Medications
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Surgery

For the highest degree of critical care for lung disease, call The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute or schedule an appointment online today.