What is Pulmonology?
It is the medical specialty which deals with the diseases involving the respiratory tract (lungs and bronchioles [airways] ).
What Are The Doctors Of Pulmonology Called?
Pulmonologist or pulmonary disease specialist are specialized in treating diseases of the lungs along with their timely diagnosis and treatment. Moreover, cardiothoracic surgeons or lung surgeons are the specialists who are involved in the surgical management of the organs present in the thorax – heart and lungs.
When Is It A Good Time To See A Pulmonologist?
Multiple signs and symptoms can aware you of the impending lung disorders that you might be faced with or are going to be diagnosed with. They may include:
- Chronic cough
- Shortness of breath
- Chronic mucus production
- Coughing up blood
- Chronic chest pain
- Feeling tired or weak
- Weight loss and loss of appetite
What Do The Doctors Of Pulmonology Treat?
- Chronic Cough
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Common Cold
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Lung Cancer
- Pandemic Flu
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
- Sleep Apnea
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Work-Related Asthma
Now you can find the best Pulmonologist/Lung specialist near you in all major cities of Pakistan