Respiratory Clinic

Doctors in respiratory medicine diagnose and treat conditions affecting the respiratory (breathing) system, ie the nose, throat (pharynx), larynx, the windpipe (trachea), the lungs and the diaphragm.

Specialist respiratory clinics deal with a range of problems including:

  • Tuberculosis, or TB (a bacterial lung disease).
  • Cystic fibrosis (an inherited condition that causes a sticky section that can affect the airways often causing infection).
  • Special needs groups.
  • Interstitial lung disease (scarring of the lung tissue between and supporting the air sacs).
  • Chronic cough.
  • Sleep disorders relating to breathing, eg obstructive sleep apnoea.
  • Pulmonary vascular disorders (affecting the blood circulation of the lungs).