Pulmonology

You can visit PoliDirect’s pulmonolgists in IJburg and Oisterwijk (satellite clinic of PoliDirect Tilburg) for respiratory problems and diseases.

The respiratory system contains the upper and lower airways, which take the oxygen out of the air you breathe in and release carbon dioxide into the air you breathe out. The upper respiratory system contains the nasal cavity, oral cavity, pharynx and the first part of the trachea. The lower respiratory system contains the rest of the trachea with all the branches to the lungs: two lobes left and three lobes right. This is where the alveoli are located for the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide.

Post-COVID-19 zorg bij onze longpoli

Bij onze longpoli in IJburg en Oisterwijk, een buitenpoli van PoliDirect Tilburg, bieden we post-Covid-19 zorg, nazorg voor patiënten die corona hebben gehad en binnen de eerstelijnszorg zijn gebleven.

We weten inmiddels dat een aanzienlijk aantal COVID-19 patiënten longklachten houden, zelfs als ze niet opgenomen geweest zijn. Dit wordt CALD genoemd (Covid Associated Lung Disorder). Bij deze post-Covid-19 patiënten die aanhoudende klachten hebben, is uitgebreid longfunctieonderzoek noodzakelijk. Diffusiecapaciteit en spirometrie zijn hierbij belangrijk om o.a. te beoordelen in hoeverre longfibrose is ontstaan, een soort littekenweefsel dat ervoor zorgt dat je moeilijker zuurstof binnenkrijgt, en of het behandeld kan worden. Bij aanhoudende longklachten kunt u denken aan: kortademigheid, afgenomen inspanningstolerantie en pijn in de longen.

We vervolgen deze patiënten volgens de voorlopige Zorgstandaard CALD van de Long Alliantie Nederland (LAN), waarbij ook aandacht is voor de psychische gevolgen en zullen, waar mogelijk, overleggen met andere zorginstellingen (bijv. longrevalidatiecentra, fysiotherapiepraktijken, academische ziekenhuizen).

Bij het zien van patiënten en bij de uitvoer van longfunctieonderzoek volgen wij uiteraard de richtlijnen van het RIVM en de NVALT. Klik hier om onze coronamaatregelen te bekijken.

Voor de post-COVID-19 zorg kunnen verwijzers on op ZorgDomein vinden bij de volgende zorgvragen:

  • Longziekten
  • Dyspnoe ECI
  • Hoesten ECI
  • Onderste luchtweginfectie
  • Overige zorgvragen Longziekten

We hopen zo de post-COVID-19 zorg vorm te kunnen geven en ook de reguliere longzorg weer op te kunnen pakken.

You can see us for the following problems and diseases:

  • Asthma;
  • Asthma for pregnant women;
  • COPD;
  • Shortness of breath;
  • Continuous coughing;
  • Bronchitis;
  • Allergies affecting the respiratory system;
  • Tuberculosis;
  • Help to quit smoking;
  • Screening for lungcancer (in the near future).

What do we offer?

We offer short waiting lists and quick execution of the required examinations. You can also visit us during the evening. Please read more about the procedures at PoliDirect IJburg and PoliDirect Oisterwijk (satellite clinic of Tilburg).

Good to know:

  • Your GP can consult with us digitally or by phone;
  • You will receive a medical report when you leave;
  • If requested, we can discuss the results with you over the phone.

Coughing clinic in PoliDirect IJburg

The consequences of chronic coughing are usually underestimated. It can lead to all sorts of physical problems. It can be exhausting and prohibiting people from participating in normal life. Sometimes it can even lead to social isolation, which is why we take the problems presented at PoliDirect IJburg very seriously.

The cause of coughing

Coughing is usually a stimulation of the throat, the respiratory system and/or stomach or esophagus. Like sneezing, yawning and hick-ups it is a reflex. Chronic coughing is usually caused by asthma, nose cavity or sinus problems or too much (unnoticed) stomach acid in the esophagus. Often it will be a combination of these, but other causes are also possible. Most of the diseases are well treatable.

The treatment

Experience, patience and good cooperation between doctors can offer a solution for the complicated chronic coughing problem. It is important to get a good diagnosis, which is why we plan the examination carefully. In order to get a good picture of your problems we will ask you to fill in a questionnaire before the examination. We will also test your blood to exclude possible allergies.

In your first visit you will see our pulmonary function analist, who will carry out a breathing test (pulmonary function test), also called spirometry, followed by a consult with the pulmonologist. The problems and the results of the test will be discussed with you, including a personal treatment plan.

Pulmonary function tests in PoliDirect Oisterwijk

Because your lungs do not function well enough (temporarily), you have discussed with your GP to do a pulmonary function test. You can see us in Oisterwijk for a number of pulmonary function tests with a referral.

The treatment

You will have a consult with our pulmonologist at your first visit to determine which tests should be carried out.

The pulmonary tests that can be done at PoliDirect are:

  • Bodybox
  • Diffusion test
  • Histamin test
  • Provacation test
  • Spirometry

You can visit these locations for a pulmonologist:

PoliDirect IJburg
PoliDirect IJburg

IJburglaan 955
1087 EN IJburg

PoliDirect Oisterwijk
PoliDirect Oisterwijk

Moergestelseweg 32H
5062JW Oisterwijk

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