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Pulmonology is a specialization to treat conditions related to the lungs. A pulmonologist treats and diagnoses respiratory illnesses. They are also referred as lung doctors, lung specialists or doctors for chest and respiratory disorders.

Pulmonologists diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses, including :
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Interstitial and occupational lung diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleep related breathing disorders
The most common symptoms indicating that you might need to see pulmonologist are :
  • Trouble breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling like you’re not getting enough air
  • A cough that won’t go away
  • Coughing up blood or mucus
  • Pain or discomfort when breathing in or out
  • Decreased ability to exercise
  • Wheezing
  • Loud Snoring

Our Expert Consultants

Dr. Shivakumar K
Consultant Pulmonologist