LUNG DISEASES OR RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS
The respiratory tract is the port of entry for many harmful agents. Many micro-organisms, toxic environmental products and chemicals gain access to the lung and the rest of the body through inhalation. This places lung diseases among the most common conditions globally.
The lungs are a part of the complex apparatus that allows you to inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. Lung diseases may be caused by smoking, harmful substances, infections of the airway or genetics.
Some of the common respiratory conditions are as follows:
Dr Mogambery's practice is equipped with spirometry to check the function of the lung, and this will assist in making the above diagnoses.
Depending on your diagnosis, treatment may vary. For treatment, Dr Mogambery may suggest a combination of medications such as bronchodilators, antibiotics, inhaled steroids, combination inhalers or oral steroids. Aside from medications, lung therapies such as oxygen therapy may enhance the quality of life by aiding the lungs in oxygenating the blood to maintain the functioning of the body. In more severe cases surgical intervention like lung volume reduction or even lung transplant may be considered.