Doctors for Respiratory Disorders in Arayappakkam, Kanchipuram
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Respiratory Disorders is a collective term used to describe pathological conditions that affect the organs and tissues that make gas exchange possible in higher organisms. The upper respiratory tract, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleura and pleural cavity are the main organs that facilitate gas exchange. Common symptoms of Respiratory Disorders are:
• Persistent cough
• Infection of lungs
• Inflammation of air passages
• Shortness of breath
• Coughing blood
• Rapid breathing
• Coughing up yellow, green of white mucus
• Loose, wet cough that produces thick white or yellow phlegm
• Bluish lips, nails or skin indicate a serious condition
HOW IS RESPIRATORY DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
Respiratory diseases may be investigated by performing one or more of the following tests
Biopsy of the lung or pleura
Computed tomography scan
Culture of microorganisms from secretions such as sputum
Ultrasound scanning can be useful to detect fluid such as pleural effusion
Pulmonary function test
HOW IS RESPIRATORY DISORDERS TREATED?
Treatment of Respiratory Disorders is based on the type of disorder and severity. Mild Respiratory Disorders can be treated through simple home treatments. Lung infections may require antibiotic treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Respiratory Disorders range from mild and self-limiting conditions to life threatening conditions