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    Pulmonology is a field of medicine that focuses specifically on diagnosing and treating disorders of the respiratory system.

    Subspecialties of pulmonology include:

    • Interstitial lung disease, which focuses on lung diseases marked by persistent inflammation and scarring.

    • Interventional pulmonology, which employs multidisciplinary care to treat airway disorders, lung cancer, and pleural diseases.

    • lung transplantation, management before and after surgery.

    • Neuromuscular disease, which refers to conditions that occur due to respiratory muscle failure.

    • Obstructive lung disease, which involves airway narrowing or obstruction.

    • Sleep-disordered breathing.

    When should you see a pulmonologist?

    If you’re having any unusual symptoms, you should meet with your primary care doctor. They will perform a medical exam and assess your overall condition.

    They may refer you to a pulmonologist if you:

    • Have difficulty breathing. • Have a persistent cough. • Regularly cough up blood or mucus. • Smoke. • Have unexplained weight loss. • Have trouble exercising due to breathing problems.