MBBS, MD TUBERCULOSIS AND CHEST DISEASES, Diploma in Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, MBBS, MD TUBERCULOSIS AND CHEST DISEASES, Diploma in Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Pulmonologist - Specializes in Treatment of Emphysema
Emphysema is a disease that is responsible for slowly demanding your alveoli or the air sacs in the lungs. As a result, one starts experiencing acute shortness of breath. It is also isa part of the collective group of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases or COPD. Caused mostly due to excessive smoking, emphysema symptoms include panting and breath shortness with nails turning blue.
HOW IS EMPHYSEMA DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of this condition is done by the general physician or a pulmonologist who will run you through a variety of lab tests as well as imaging tests like X rays, MRI and CT scans so as to correctly diagnose the problem. A lung function test will also be used in this regard.
HOW IS EMPHYSEMA TREATED?
In most cases doctors prescribe drugs like Bronchodilators along with steroids. Attention to nutrition is also given. In extreme cases lung transplant or lung volume reduction surgery may be considered as an alternative.