Pulmonology is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory system problems.

Subspecialties in pulmonology include:

  • Severe lung disease with a focus on chronic inflammation and cure-marked lung diseases
  • Lung transplantation, as well as pre- and post-operative care
  • Neuromuscular disorders are illnesses caused by muscle failure in the respiratory system. 
  • Obstructive lung disease causes airways to constrict or obstruct.
  • Sleep deprivation.

How do pulmonologists handle these conditions?

Conditions typically handled by pulmonologists include:

1) Asthma

2) bronchiectasis, an infectious and excess molecular disorder

3) bronchitis that occurs when the lower airways are inflamed

4) chronic blocking pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD),

5) emphysema occurs when alveoli are weakened in your lungs

6) lung interstitial diseases affecting the lungs space and tissue.

7) industrial lung conditions that can arise due to dust or protein inhalation.

8) obstructive sleep apnea that delays or ceases your breathing while you sleep completely.

When are you going to see a pulmonologist?

If you notice any concerning symptoms, you should consult with your primary care physician. You have a physical examination to establish your overall health. If you have any of the following symptoms, you should consult a pulmonologist:

  • Are experiencing respiratory difficulties
  • Have a persistent cough
  • Coughing up blood or mucous on a frequent basis
  • Weight reduction that was unexpected
  • Exercising while suffering from respiratory problems

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