Conditions & Treatments
Scleroderma and Myositis ProgramInternal Medicine
Scleroderma (also known as systemic sclerosis) is a rheumatologic disease that results in chronic hardening and tightening of connective tissues. Our program comprises doctors from rheumatology, allergy & clinical immunology, pulmonary critical care, cardiology gastroenterology, nephrology, and dermatology with special expertise in scleroderma.The team provides coordinated, multidisciplinary, and compassionate care for patients and all the parts of the body scleroderma affects, including the skin, lung, heart, kidneys, and gastrointestinal system. We also address functional, nutritional, psychological, gynecological, urological, and/or sexual health challenges. The goal is improved quality of life, enhanced patient satisfaction, and better...
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) ProgramInternal Medicine
Our highly trained and skilled specialists treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory lung disease that obstructs airflow from the lungs and makes it increasingly difficult to breathe. If you suffer from COPD, you may experience flare-ups that require hospitalization, and may leave you feeling weaker. Our physicians can tailor treatment plans to help you manage your COPD so that you can live your life to the fullest. They are also exploring therapies and medications that can help patients in the future.
Asthma & Airways Disease ProgramInternal Medicine
Our goal is to provide world class medical treatment to patients with asthma, including difficult to control asthma, and complicated airways diseases. If conventional medications and therapies have not worked, you may have the opportunity to participate in innovative research. At Yale Medicine, our asthma and airway disease experts offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment for a broad spectrum of conditions including:Treatment-resistant asthma Steroid-dependent asthmaSteroid-resistant asthmaEnvironmental and occupational asthmaExercise-induced asthma We frequently take care of patients with asthma that is difficult to control, chronic cough, those whose condition is difficult to diagnose and those who may be significantly...