The term “lung disease” refers to many acute and chronic disorders affecting the lungs. These include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, infections (influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis), bronchiolitis, smoking-related lung disease, vaping-induced lung disease, lung cancer, and breathing problems such as sleep apnoea (a condition where the body forgets to breathe whilst you are asleep which results in tiredness and lethargy).
Respiratory medicine is the area of health care that specifically deals with disorders of the lungs. At the Specialist Medical Clinic, one of our physicians Dr Waqar Haider has a special interest in respiratory medicine. Within the clinic he provides a dedicated respiratory healthcare service, including sleep studies for people with possible sleep apnoea.
If you are concerned about your lungs or think you may have a breathing disorders, contact the clinic for an appointment.