Who is a pulmonologist?
The respiratory system is the airways and lungs. Trachea is a large breathing tube, in children it is broad, elastic. Inflammation of the trachea - tracheitis is common in children. If the tracheitis is delayed, show the child to the children's pulmonologist.
The bronchial branches are entwined with a system of vessels and resemble a tree. Diseases of the bronchi are called bronchitis. Lungs look like small pouches similar to grape clusters (alveoli). Every day 15,000 liters of air pass through our lungs. Without oxygen, life is impossible, and it is the lungs that supply it to our body, and also remove carbon dioxide. The pulmonologist determines the nature of bronchial and pulmonary diseases and the tactics of their treatment.
In case of signs of difficulty breathing, immediately go to the doctor.
For example, bronchial asthma is allergic in nature. The list of allergens is very large. Asthma is treated by a pulmonologist together with an allergist.
The lungs were previously treated by therapists and surgeons, but in 1986 a separate medical specialty appeared in the USSR, as it became clear that pulmonology is a vast medical field. At the reception, the pulmonologist finds out your anamnesis, bad habits and working conditions, everyday conditions, directs you to the analysis of blood and ultrasound of the heart. Joint efforts of the doctor and the patient give excellent results. A good pulmonologist doctor strives to help people, he is attentive to the patients, adheres to the rules of medical ethics and constantly replenishes his knowledge, knows "perfectly" physiology, knows how to communicate with patients, disciplines them.
When should I go to a pulmonologist?
A pulmonologist can help people who suffer from a smoker's cough. Cough of the smoker most strongly manifests immediately after sleep. If you do not treat a smoker's cough, emphysema appears. It is accompanied by shortness of breath, a decrease in the volume of inhaled air. If you are worried about shortness of breath with a shortness of breath, it can be asthma. Breaking in the chest and wheezing also without attention should not remain - these are the first signs of obstructive bronchitis.