The medical field of pulmonology, sometimes known as pneumonology, focuses on conditions affecting the respiratory system. The organs that aid in breathing make up the respiratory system. The airway, the lungs, and the respiratory muscles are the three major components of the respiratory system.
Patients who require life support and mechanical breathing are frequently managed by pulmonologists. Specifically, pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and severe chest infections are some of the disorders and diseases of the chest that pulmonologists are trained to treat.
How does a Pulmonologist diagnose lung diseases?
To identify the lung issue, a pulmonologist may use several imaging and blood tests.
Blood tests: It is carried out to measure the blood’s oxygen level.
Bronchoscopy: A thin, flexible tube with a camera is used as directed to view the interior of your lungs and airways.
X-rays: to identify cancer, an infection, or air accumulating around a lung.
CT scan: to obtain precise images of your chest’s interior.
Spirometry: It is performed to check out how well your lung works by measuring
your exhale and inhale function.