17 may — day of the pulmonologist. In this article you will know who is a pulmonologist and when to seek advice and assistance to the specialist.
A pulmonologist is a medical worker involved in the treatment of diseases of the respiratory system (lungs, trachea, bronchi). Some diseases of the sphere (a tuberculosis, neoplasms, infection and invasion) for a long time may not show severe symptoms. In that moment, when the clinical picture is typical, to help a patient is very difficult. Therefore, it is important with any complaint promptly consult a pulmonologist and, if necessary, undergo a series of diagnostic procedures.
In some cases, you need to go to a pulmonologist
• when disturbing dry or wet coughing, especially accompanied by weakness and a rise in temperature;
• with the appearance in the sputum of blood in the form of streaks or staining it in a pink color, the discharge of pus, various clusters;
• retrosternal pain, aggravated by breathing and physical exertion;
• difficulty breathing or asthma attacks, especially associated with the inhalation of certain odors;
• if chest x-ray study found changes in the lungs in the form of blackouts in the region of the lung fields;
• when Smoking (in this case physician-pulmonologist need to visit once a year for prevention and early diagnosis of possible diseases);
• during prolonged work in hazardous work associated with the inhalation of cement or lime dust, vapors of solvents, acids or other harmful chemicals (recommended annual inspection).
When you need to show the lung of a child
• if chest pain;
• if you experience shortness of breath, especially after exercise;
• bronchial asthma or asthma attacks;
• after suffering tuberculosis;
• if the child suffers from a congenital disease with severe respiratory symptoms (apnea, mucoviscidose);
• congenital malformations of bronchopulmonary system.
According to the materials: docdoc, medmarketing