Pulmonology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the respiratory system. Pulmonologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the respiratory system. At the Department of Pulmonology, we aim to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to patients with chronic and acute respiratory conditions
Diseases And Conditions
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes airway inflammation and narrowing, resulting in wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, a whistling sound (wheezing) when you breathe out and shortness of breath.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
COPD is a group of lung diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing.Your physician will determine your stage based on results from a breathing test called a spirometry, which assesses lung function by measuring how much air you can breathe in and out and how quickly and easily you can exhale.
Respiratory infections are caused by bacteria, viruses, or other infectious agents and can range from mild to severe. Four of the most common types of respiratory infections are COVID-19, the flu, pneumococcal disease, and colds.
Lung cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lungs and is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that causes scarring in the lungs, leading to shortness of breath, fatigue, and a decreased ability to exercise. This thickened, stiff tissue makes it more difficult for your lungs to work properly. As pulmonary fibrosis worsens, you become progressively more short of breath.
Interstitial Lung Disease
Interstitial lung disease is a group of diseases that cause inflammation and scarring of the lungs, leading to breathing problems and other symptoms.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.
Pulmonary hypertension is a rare but serious condition in which the blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries is abnormally high. With pulmonary hypertension, the blood vessels to the lungs develop an increased amount of muscle in the wall of the blood vessels.Pulmonary hypertension cannot be cured, but treatments can reduce your symptoms and help you manage your condition. If the cause is identified and treated early, it may be possible to prevent permanent damage to your pulmonary arteries, which are the blood vessels that supply your lungs.
Questions to ask a Pulmonology
A pulmonologist can treat many kinds of lung problems. These include: Asthma, a disease that inflames and narrows your airways and makes it hard to breathe. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung diseases that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
A pulmonologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the respiratory system, that is, the lungs and other organs and tissues that help you breathe.
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, one that especially reaches into your respiratory tract, which includes your lungs. COVID-19 can cause a range of breathing problems, from mild to critical.
Recovery from a serious lung infection may take longer than you expect. It can take weeks, or even months, before you are feeling back to normal. How long you feel sick depends on several factors including the severity of your infection, your age, and your overall health status.
Inhalers are used to deliver medicine in a fine mist directly into the lungs. They are used to treat asthma and other lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD).
Inhalers are used to relax muscles within the airways to relieve or prevent the occurrence of asthma symptoms. Constant exposure to the inhaler could lead to your lungs to become under-responsive to the medication, and your airways could become hypersensitive to common asthma triggers.Use as per pulmonologist advice.