Our respiratory department is one of the best you will find around, they are knowledgeable, detailed, and driven by compassion. Our respiratory department, as well as our company, looks out for the best interest of the patient. We like to think of ourselves as the biggest CPAP distributors among the local DME's, and we know we care more about the patient and their needs. If you would like a reference on us, just ask your Pulmonologist.
Now to the serious side of respiratory. The most common symptom that our respiratory department treats is OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), the most common form of treatment is a device called a CPAP (Continous Positive Airway Pressure). A CPAP device is worn during times in which a patient sleeps. This device assists in the obstruction of the airway allowing the patient to get more rest by limiting their episodes of apnea throughout the duration of sleep. In essence when a patient awakes from their sleep they will feel more rested and alert. Apnea may contribute to long term, and very serious, illnesses such as CHF (congestive heart failure) or an event such as a stroke. OSA is not to be taken lightly and if you experience symptoms that are associated with this illness please contact your primary care doctor for a referral to a Pulmonologist. Symptoms associated with OSA can be, but not limited to: fatigue, sleepiness, lowered libido, snoring, restless leg syndrome, gasping for air as you sleep, and much more. Please do not take these symptoms lightly.
If you would like more information on OSA, and the effects associated with this illness, please feel free to contact our office.
OSA is not the only respiratory problems we see, on a regular basis we deal with patients that have asthma, COPD, lung cancer, and more. We carry equipment suited for assistance while dealing with these illnesses in every day life. We carry the leading brands for all respiratory equipment such as Respironics, Resmed, and Fisher & Paykel.
We carry the leading brands when it comes to CPAP's and other respiratory equipment. Ask the doctor what they recommend, we have it.
We carry a wide variety of masks, various styles and brands galore. Let our licensed respiratory therapist fit you today.
Dr. Aijaz Yazdani Tips
Dr. Aijaz A. Yazdani MD, FACP, FCCP is a board certified Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine doctor who has been practicing Pulmonary Disease medicine for over 30 years and Sleep Medicine for more than a decade.
Dr. Yazdani actively and regularly speaks in public forum for his community to inform them of Pulmonary and Sleep disorders, he speaks before various physicians and health care professionals at Ireland Army Hospital and throughout the local community. He is the speaker for AWAKE meetings, a very informative meeting held regularly about all topics and fields associated with Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Yazdani has acquired fellowship status with "American College of Physicians", "American College of Sleep Medicine", and "American Academy of Sleep Medicine".
If you seek consultation with Dr. Yazdani he can be reached at his main office in Elizabethtown at the following address and phone number. 914 N. Dixie Ave Ste 102 Elizabethtown, KY 42701 phone: 270-735-9066
Tip of the week: 06/14/12: CPAP and BiPAP are both pressure delivering devices, both work on the same principle. A BiPAP has two settings, one high (inhalation) and one low (exhalation). A CPAP has variance in pressure that can be set to max of 3 sonometers, on a Respironics this property is called CFLEX. The CFLEX is the difference programmed from the max pressure of a CPAP(inhalation) to the low pressure(exhalation).
05/24/12: Regular follow up(s) with your pulmonary physician can give you the opportunity to ask questions about the progress of your CPAP treatment and how it has effected you.
05/10/12: Properly fitting your mask can also help with dry mouth, so receiving proper instruction on fitting will help avoid some of these effects.
05/03/12:Stay in touch with your Sleep Doctor and ask for help if needed, your sleep doctor can help you in many ways.
04/26/12: Regular downloads of your smart card can help the doctor determine the effect of your CPAP and allow him to make any adjustments or suggestions.
4/19/12 :Some side effects of not using your machine can be, but not limited to, uncontrolled blood pressure and uncontrolled blood sugar, and swelling of the feet.Using your CPAP regularly will help control these symptoms.
04/12/12: Your CPAP, or BiPAP machine, is not for sleep only. This machine is a form of treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, if untreated, OSA can increase your risk for developing a stroke, heart attack, and potentially sudden death during sleep. Using your CPAP regularly reduces your risk for developing these diseases, so use your CPAP/BiPAP as much as possible.
04/05/2012: Getting use to your CPAP could take up to 6-8 weeks, so here are some tips to help yourself get acclimated. First, when putting on your mask you want to do so in an upright position, do not try to fit your mask while lying down. Ask your spouse and/or other family members to help you remember to use your CPAP, always remember it is for your health and not only for sleep. Applying your mask for a while before you lay down to sleep can help you get use to your CPAP.