A: COPD, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and more are common pulmonology conditions.
A: Yes, an asthmatic person should avoid foods that trigger allergy and sulfites.
A: Not necessarily, it depends upon the person’s lifestyle and treatment options.
A: Pulmonologists perform Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) that includes spirometry, lung volume, lung diffusion test and more.
A: PFT takes 10-15 minutes.
A: Yes, if a proper diet is maintained along with the right medications, one can play sports.
A: Aerobics and breathing exercises are good to improve pulmonary conditions.
A: You can wear a respirator mask when needed or as indicated by the doctor.
A: Pulmonary hypertension is a high blood pressure that affects the lungs. In this condition, high pressure affects the arteries in the lungs and on the right side of the heart.
A: Yes, but not entirely. If one quits smoking and maintains a healthy lifestyle, some damage can be reversed.