Treatment of diseases in the respiratory systems (lungs and airways). Pneumonia, cancer, pleurisy, asthma, bronchitis, etc.
physicians specialize in diseases of the lungs and airways. Pulmonoligists diagnose and treat pneumonia, cancer, pleurisy, asthma, occupational diseases, bronchitis, sleep disorders, emphysema and other complex disorders of the lungs. Radiologist interprets x ray images and may perform procedures using x rays.
a group of debilitating, progressive and potentially fatal lung diseases that have in common increased resistance to air movement, prolongation of the expiratory phase of respiration, and loss of the normal elasticity of the lung. The chronic obstructive lung diseases include emphysema, chronic obstructive bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, and asthmatic bronchitis. Taken together they make up the fourth most common cause of death in the U.S. Pulmonologists test lung function, examine the bronchial airways and prescribe and monitor mechanical breathing technology.