A pulmonologist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats diseases of the respiratory system -- the lungs and other organs that help you breath.
What is Pulmonology?
Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. It is also known as respirology, respiratory medicine, or chest medicine in some areas.
Asthma: a disease that inflames and narrows your airways and makes it hard to breathe. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD):a group of lung diseases that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis Cystic fibrosis : a disease caused by changes in your genes that makes sticky mucus build up in your lungs. Emphysema :which damages the air sacs in your lungs
Interstitial lung disease: a group of conditions that scar and stiffen your lungs. Obstructive sleep apnea :which causes repeated pauses in your breathing while you sleep Pulmonary hypertension :high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs Tuberculosis :a bacterial infection of the lungs Bronchiectasis :which damages your airways so they widen and become flabby or scarred. Bronchitis: which is when your airways are inflamed, with a cough and extra mucus. It can lead to an infection. Pneumonia : an infection that makes the air sacs (alveoli) in your lungs inflamed and filled with pus