Pulmonology is a subservice of internal medicine and is related to intensive care medicine. From the windpipe to the lungs, our specialist physicians diagnose and treat diseases of the respiratory system. The respiratory system includes the organs that help you breathe. The three major parts of this system are the airway, the lungs and the respiratory muscles.
Conditions commonly treated include asthma; bronchitis, which happens when you have inflamed lower airways; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which causes an airflow blockage; emphysema, which happens when the alveoli in your lungs are damaged; interstitial lung diseases, which affect the space and tissue within the lung; occupational lung diseases, which can occur due to the inhalation of dusts, chemicals, or proteins; or obstructive sleep apnea, which causes your breathing to slow or stop entirely when you’re sleeping.
If you are having difficulty breathing, have a persistent cough, regularly cough up blood or mucus, have unexplained weight loss or trouble exercising due to breathing problems, contact your primary care provider. They will provide a medical assessment and may refer you to our pulmonologists for additional care.
Physical exercise to support strong breathing
Treatments to help you breathe easier