What conditions do pulmonologists treat? What type of test does he perform?

When should I consult the pulmonologist?

In case, you have symptoms like chronic cough, breath shortness, unexplained weight loss, problem sleeping, or any other chest-related problem, then it means it is essential that you consult the best Pulmonologist in Punjab. Dr. Rahul Kumar is a well-known Chest specialist in Ludhiana and under his supervision, countless patients have felt better & able to live a normal life.

What health conditions are treated by a pulmonologist?

Pulmonologist have the expertise to treat different medical conditions like:

  • Sleep Apnea

  • COPD

  • Bronchitis

The doctor will do the necessary testing to better understand your condition. Our pulmonologists can also perform pulmonary function testing and sleep apnea treatment.

What are the different tests done by a pulmonologist?

In case of a lung problem, the pulmonologist is going to perform the necessary investigation to better understand what is best for you. In addition, he will perform different tests & determine what is the reason. The doctor will perform different tests like:

  • Pulmonary function test (PFT)

Through this test, it helps to show how well the lungs are performing.

  • Chest fluoroscopy

It is a type of X-ray that helps to create the images and through this a video will be made, to better understand lung functioning.

  • Chest Ultrasound

Through this type of ultrasound, the chest structures and organs are closely checked.

  • Pulse Oximetry test

It helps to determine the oxygen saturation level present in the blood.

  • Bronchoscopy

Through this test, the airway will be checked to have a better view of the trachea, throat, larynx, or lower airways.

  • CT scan

CT scan helps in creating proper chest images of the organs, bones, muscles, and blood vessels.

  • Pulse oximetry test

It helps to tell about the oxygen saturation which is present in the blood.

  • Chest tube

Through the chest tube, the air or fluid is removed which is present around the lungs.

  • Pleural biopsy

The doctor will take out the small tissue sample from the pleura which surrounds the lungs. This helps to analyze whether you have an infection or disease.

What are the different lung and chest medical conditions?

In case you are diagnosed with any of the given medical conditions, then your pulmonologist will ask you to get specialized treatment. Some of the conditions for which you need pulmonologist care are:

  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis (inflamed lower airways)

  • Bronchiectasis (inflammation and excess mucus)

  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) blocks airflow

  • Emphysema (damaged alveoli in the lungs)

  • Interstitial lung diseases (affects the space and tissue within the lung)

  • Occupational lung diseases due to inhaling dust, chemicals, or proteins

  • Obstructive sleep apnea is which breathing slows down or stops when you are asleep.

Schedule the Initial Consultation

If you have any of the above-mentioned symptoms or you notice that your condition is getting worse, then make sure that you book your initial consultation with our pulmonologist at the earliest. Even if you have any concerns, please feel free to talk about the same with our doctor.

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