Western Sleep & Breathing Clinic

03 9397 0134 Melbourne

About Western Sleep & Breathing Clinic

Western Sleep & Breathing Clinic are Respiratory Medicine specialists in Williamstown, VIC, Australia.

The following description is a generic description for the category and does not necessarily reference all the services/ procedures offered by Western Sleep & Breathing Clinic.

Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory medicine concerns the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the lungs and breathing. The lungs, located within the chest, bring oxygen to the bloodstream and remove carbon dioxide from it. When you breathe in, air passes through the throat into the trachea (windpipe). The base of the trachea divides into the right and left bronchi (tubes). These divide again and again, becoming smaller and smaller until the smallest airways, the alveoli, are reached. Oxygen moves across the walls of the alveoli and enters the bloodstream. After passing through the heart the arteries carry it throughout the body. Carbon dioxide is passed from the blood into the alveoli and is breathed out of the lungs. A range of conditions affect the respiratory system. Common problems include asthma, involving inflammation of the bronchi, which makes them swell, narrowing the airways. Sleep apnoea is characterised by a reduction or pause of airflow during sleep. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COPD mainly involves two related diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Contact Western Sleep & Breathing Clinic

36 Lyons St
Williamstown 3016 VIC

30-30A East Esplanade
St Albans 3021 VIC

118 Derrimut Rd
Hoppers Crossing 3029 VIC

6 Treadwell Rd
Essendon North 3041 VIC

36 Lyons St Melbourne VIC 3016 Australia