Respiratory disorders related to neurological diseases

Certain neurological diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), can have respiratory complications including dysfunction of the breathing control centers in the brain, the boney rib cage and/or any of the muscles required for breathing. These disorders can lead to respiratory failure, pneumonia and even death.


Providence Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides inpatient and outpatient consultation, evaluation and state-of-the-art treatment for a wide range of acute and chronic lung diseases and critical illnesses.