Pulmonology is superspeciality that deals with preventing, diagnosing and treating lung conditions and respiratory tract. Our specialists are trained in managing conditions like asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and other severe chest infections.

At Max Healthcare, we offer multidisciplinary treatment including bronchoscopy for patients who have lung cancer, COPD, sleep problems, and Cystic Fibrosis. We offer the best care to our patients with our fully equipped pulmonary function laboratory.

We comprise a team of experts who also provide ancillary services, including respiratory care and nutrition in a comprehensive set up.

Pulmonary Diseases

There is a wide range of pulmonary diseases that affect the people all around the world. Some of the common ones include:

  • Asthma

It is a lung disorder due to which the airways get inflamed, narrow and swollen resulting in breathing issues. Some of the common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Also known as COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease refers to a group of lung diseases that lead to blockage in the airflow causing breathing issues. The common conditions in COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Common signs and symptoms are wheezing, chronic cough, bluish fingernails, unexplained weight loss and shortness of breath.

  • Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a contagious disease and can spread when the patient sneezes or coughs. Common symptoms are pain in the chest, fatigue, fever, chronic cough, shortness of breath, night sweats among others.

  • Cystic Fibrosis

It is a genetically inherited disorder that affects the cells which produce mucus, digestive juice and sweat. Its symptoms vary from person to person, but common ones include repeated lung infections, persistent cough with thick mucus, and wheezing.

  • Lung Cancer

This is the most serious lung disease during which there is an overproduction of abnormal cells in the lung that leads to the formation of a malignant tumour. The common symptoms are cough, chest pain, weight loss and wheezing.

Most of the pulmonary diseases have similar symptoms. This is the reason that the person who experiences any of them must visit the best pulmonology hospital for an accurate diagnosis. After the diagnosis, the doctors can suggest the treatment options which suit the condition.


Be it the treatment for asthma, cancer or lung diseases, we at Max Healthcare, offer the best care to our patients. Some of the common treatment options that are adopted to help the patient lead a healthy life are as follows:

  • Lifestyle Changes

For conditions like asthma and COPD, doctors suggest various lifestyle changes which can effectively manage the symptoms and reduce the harmful effect. Some of the changes are quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, avoiding excessive heat and cold, learning breathing exercises among others.

  • Medications

Several medications are also prescribed to manage the disease and stop its progression. For instance, doctors prescribe quick-relief drugs for asthma attacks.

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

It is a program through which doctors help the patient in managing the symptoms and improve their quality of life through various exercises and awareness sessions at lungs hospital.

  • Surgery

This treatment option is used in severe pulmonary conditions like lung cancer. Some people suffering from serious COPD or cystic fibrosis have to go through lung transplant to treat the condition.

Pulmonology: Condition & Treatments

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