Pulmonology is a branch of medicine which helps to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the respiratory system in men and women. They are specifically trained in internal medicine, lungs, and the cardio-pulmonary system (which include the lungs, heart, blood vessels, and all the organs that help a person breathe).
Some of the illnesses that fall under the care of a pulmonologist include lung cancer, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, and tuberculosis. The following are some other common conditions that pulmonologists also diagnose and treat.
Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, Interstitial Lung Disease, Occupational Lung Disease, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, Silicosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Rheumatoid Lung Disease, Sarcoidosis.