Pulmonology is a medical speciality that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. The term is derived from the Latin word pulmō, pulmōnis and the Greek suffix -λογία, -logia. Pulmonology is synonymous with pneumology, respirology and respiratory medicine.
Pulmonology is known as chest medicine and respiratory medicine in some countries and areas. Pulmonology is considered a branch of internal medicine, and is related to intensive care medicine. Pulmonology often involves managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation. Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.
- Shortness of breath (dyspnea), initially while exercising and eventually while at rest.
- Dizziness or fainting spells (syncope)
- Chest pressure or pain.
- Swelling (edema) in your ankles, legs and eventually in your abdomen (ascites)
Pulmonology is a field of medicine that focuses specifically on diagnosing and treating disorders of the respiratory system. … interventional pulmonology, which employs multidisciplinary care to treat airway disorders, lung cancer, and pleural diseases.