Pneumology, also called pulmonology, is a branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the respiratory system. Pneumology includes prevention, detection and conservative treatment of diseases of the lungs, bronchi, mediastinum and pleura.
Pneumology: diseases and their causes
Frequently occurring diseases from the field of pneumology/pulmonology include:
- bronchial asthma
- acute and chronic bronchitis
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries)
- bronchogenic carcinoma (lung cancer)
- pulmonary emphysema
- cystic fibrosis
- pulmonary fibrosis
- pulmonary embolism
- interstitial lung diseases
The most common causes of pneumological diseases are environmental pollution, hypothermia, decreased immunity, as well as fatigue and smoking. Therefore, a very important role in the treatment of lung diseases in particular and the respiratory system in general is played by the climate and the ecological situation in the place where the treatment is performed. Due to its geographical location, mild climate and fresh air (especially as clinics are often located in the mountains or near lakes), Switzerland has a beneficial effect on the recovery process of patients and patients with lung problems.
Pneumology: Diagnosis and Treatment
In Swiss clinics, great importance is given to preliminary diagnosis in order to provide the best possible treatment for each specific situation. Common methods of diagnosis in pneumology/pulmonology are spirometry, blood gas analysis, allergy tests, and endoscopic and radiological methods. Early detection of the disease is also a very important factor on the way to recovery, so it is worthwhile to perform diagnostics regularly, especially from the age of 35 years.
Diagnosis and treatment depend on the results of the diagnostics. Depending on the severity of the case, the pulmonary physician (pneumologist) may prescribe medication in combination with lifestyle changes, or a surgery may be required.
In Switzerland, you can expect an excellent quality of medical care in combination with a comfortable stay, which is comparable with a vacation. Clinics in Switzerland combine an undeniable proven quality and a warm attitude to patients.
Treatment in Switzerland with Airdoc
Airdoc works with Swiss and foreign medical specialists who find an individual approach to each patient. When selecting clinics, we pay special attention to the infrastructure needed for a particular check-up or treatment, and we choose only the best quality/price ratio for our clients.