Common questions & answers
Is a Pulmonologist accredited for COVID-19 Consultation?
Yes, A Pulmonologist can consult a Coronavirus patient.
Can a Pulmonologist advice medicine for Coronavirus patients?
Yes, A Pulmonologist can advise for Coronavirus symptoms.
When should you visit a pulmonologist?
A pulmonologist is a specialist doctor who treats acute and chronic diseases of the lungs. He is specialized in assessing and treating conditions related to the respiratory tract, nose, and throat. You are advised to see a pulmonologist when your primary care treatment for the conditions likes fever, cough, breathing problem, respiratory infections do not help your symptoms to go away. Your lung doctor recommends some tests to diagnose your condition and treats your disease accordingly.
What are the common lung diseases?
Some of the most common lung diseases include pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung diseases, bronchitis, asbestosis, respiratory tract infection, pleural effusion, pleurisy, silicosis, mycosis, etc.
What kind of tests you may undergo for the diagnosis of lung diseases?
There are some specific tests your pulmonologist doctors may prescribe you are PFTs (pulmonary function test), X-rays, CT (computed tomography), MRI, laboratory tests, CBC, CMP, Cystic fibrosis tests, Allergy tests, AFB testing, Influenza tests, Fungal tests, etc.
What are the common symptoms of lung diseases?
In many cases, the symptoms of lung diseases do not appear until they become serious. Though, some of the symptoms that warn you may have a lung disease are chronic coughs, shortness of breath, over-production of mucus, wheezing, chest pain, coughing up blood, fever, etc.
What are the symptoms of lung tuberculosis?
The symptoms of lung tuberculosis include fatigue, coughing up blood, chest pain, fatigue, fever, night sweat, chill, loss of appetite etc. You are recommended to consult your doctor if these symptoms persist longer than usual.
What causes lung diseases?
The exact causes of lung diseases are still not very clear to Lung Specialist. But, there are various risk factors that highly contribute in developing lung diseases. These risk factors are heavy smoking, natural minerals (asbestos), air pollution, bacterial and viral infection, family history, obesity, weakened immune system etc.