Internal Medicine

 

Pulmonology

Pulmonology is an area of medicine that focuses on the health of the respiratory system. Pulmonologists treat everything from asthma to tuberculosis.

Common conditions treat under the pulmonology department are,

  • Symptoms
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • A persistent cough
  • Cough up blood or mucus
  • Smoke
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Trouble in exercising due to breathing problems

Major interpret exams and tests to help determine a lung-related diagnosis like X-ray chest to understand basic condition of lungs, CT Scan to get detailed images of the bones, muscles, fat organs, and blood vessels in chest, chest fluoroscopy to see how well your lungs are functioning, chest ultrasound, chest biopsy, pulmonary function test (PFT) – it’s called as a breathing test, pulse oximetry test to determine the oxygen saturation level in your blood, bronchoscopy to examine your airway and determine if you have any issues in your trachea, lower airways, throat, or larynx, sleep study to help diagnose sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea.

Available treatment for
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema (which happens when the alveoli in your lungs are damaged)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

Geriatric Medicine