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What is respiratory medicine?
Respiratory medicine involves the management of diseases that occur in the upper respiratory tract (the nose, pharynx and larynx) and the lower respiratory tract (trachea, bronchi and lungs). A physician may work closely with specialist nurses or respiratory technicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as asthma, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such as, bronchitis and emphysema.
Reasons to use our respiratory health service
Some of the common respiratory concerns include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Shallow breathing
- Rapid breathing
- Persistent coughing
- Coughing up bloody mucus
Wide range of treatments
Respiratory diseases and conditions can cause a wide range of symptoms and it’s important to diagnose quickly to establish whether it’s an acute or chronic condition, so it can be treated accordingly. Respiratory medicine at BMI Healthcare offer treatments for a wide range of respiratory disorders and conditions including:
- Respiratory related cancers
- Cystic fibrosis
- Sleep disorders
The type of respiratory treatment you will receive will depend on your symptoms. Your consultant will assess your condition and give you a specialist opinion. If further diagnostic tests or treatments are required, these will be explained fully during your consultation.
Common respiratory diagnostic tests
Typical investigations may include:
How BMI Healthcare can help
Respiratory health at BMI Healthcare offers you fast, direct and convenient appointments with a specialist consultant. Your consultant may be able to reassure you that what you are experiencing is nothing to be concerned about or they can discuss treatment options that could relieve your symptoms so you can return to enjoying your life.
Together, you and your consultant can decide the best route for you and develop a tailor made treatment package to achieve optimum results.