Pulmonology deals with diseases and problems concerning the thoracic organs. Among these the most frequent are pulmonary diseases, such as allergy, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and pulmonary inflammation. However, the disease of many other organs may be paired with respiratory disorders.
In what cases should we ask for the medical advice of a pulmonologist?
- Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing
- Prolonged coughing, sputum production
- Habit cough, chest tightness, air hunger
- Chest pain (not sudden)
- Seasonal or chronic runny nose, increased mucus, itchy eyes
- You smoke and are more than 40 years old
Basic examinations available at our clinic:
- Examination of respiratory function (spirometry): With the help of this test the function of the lungs can be assessed. From the results obtained during the test our pulmonologist can measure the volume of the lung and the dilation or constriction of the respiratory tract. This test detects most of respiratory diseases before serious symptoms develop. It also examines the progress of a disease and the efficiency of treatment.
- Chest X-rays: provide information about the position of the thoracic organs related to each other, the condition of the lungs, the larger blood vessels, the bony chest and the heart.