Pulmonology is a branch of medicine that deals with the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lungs and airways. Pulmonology is a therapeutic specialty. If surgery is necessary for a case, a thoracic surgeon is called.
Pulmonary encompasses a wide spectrum of diseases, ranging from common problems such as asthma, pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, to more complex ones such as interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, granulomatous diseases, etc.
The most common symptoms that may indicate disease of the lungs and respiratory tract are cough, wheezing and whistling in the chest and shortness of breath. However, these symptoms are non-specific and may indicate other illnesses. According to statistics, the number one reason for cough is nasal pathology. The second reason relates to the stomach, and pulmonary diseases come in only third.
This is why we recommend you first contact your general practice physician, should you have any of these symptoms, who will perform the necessary studies, and if pulmonary disease is suspected will refer you to a qualified pulmonologist at EMC.
EMC performs a wide range of x-ray, spirographic, instrumental and laboratory studies. CT of the lungs can be performed around the clock. The clinic has its own clinical diagnostic and histology laboratory, which allows us to perform studies as soon as possible and quickly receive results of guaranteed quality. EMC also employs highly qualified bronchoscopists.
All methods of diagnosis and treatments used fully comply with generally accepted standards. Clinic specialists provide complete drug and non-drug therapies.
The formation of lung health begins in childhood. It's no secret that smoking and being overweight negatively affect the lungs and airways, so it is often said that lung diseases are caused by the patients themselves. Also, it is important to remember the environmental situation in which we live and breathe. In addition, there are, of course, inherited and genetic factors. Therefore, timely diagnosis plays an important role in pulmonology.
EMC specialists recommend the performance of annual chest x-rays or a low-dose CT scan for early detection and exclusion of diseases such as tuberculosis and lung tumors.