Lung Center

Lung Center Patient Guides

Complex lung conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, asthma and other diseases may leave you and your loved ones with many questions. The Temple Lung Center has created the following disease-specific guides to explain these conditions and their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Asthma: A Guide to Understanding Your Condition

Living with severe asthma can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Going to work, caring for the kids and even taking a walk can be a struggle. Most patients with asthma find success with standard treatments such as inhalers.

In this guide, you'll learn about the types of asthma triggers, asthma management, how to properly use an inhaler, and advanced treatments available at the Temple Lung Center.

COPD: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a chronic lung disease that causes difficulty with breathing and other symptoms. Educating yourself about COPD is one of the best ways to manage your health and keep your disease from getting worse.

Physicians at the Temple Lung Center are always researching new and better treatments for COPD and are involved in many clinical trials. Read this free guide to learn more about COPD symptoms and how we diagnose and treat the condition.

Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction: A Preparation Guide for Patients

To help our patients feel comfortable and informed about the BLVR procedure, we've created this helpful guide.

You'll learn about what to bring to Temple in advance of your appointment, frequently asked questions about BLVR, travel and accommodations, and more.

Lung Transplant Patient Guide: A Last Resort or a New Lease on Life?

A lung transplant can be a life-changing experience with many quality of life benefits. But you might still be unsure if it’s right for you.

We hope it will help you understand the lung transplant process here at the Temple Lung Center and help you decide if pursuing a lung transplant makes sense.

Lung Transplant Caregiver Guide: Getting Through a Lung Transplant Together

As a caregiver, spouse, adult child or other loved one of a lung transplant patient, you’re likely to be going through many difficulties yourself. At the Temple Lung Center, we not only want to meet the needs of our patients, but their support people as well.

In this guide, you’ll find tips on arranging support for yourself, a description of the lung transplant journey and details on what makes Temple different.

Ready to see a specialist at the Temple Lung Center? Request an appointment with a pulmonologist or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) today.