The term “lung disease” refers to many acute and chronic disorders affecting the lungs. These include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, infections (influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis), bronchiolitis, smoking-related lung disease, vaping-induced lung disease, lung cancer, and breathing problems such as sleep apnoea (a condition where the body forgets to breathe whilst you are asleep which results in tiredness and lethargy).
Respiratory medicine is the area of health care that specifically deals with disorders of the lungs. At the GibMed International Hospital, our physician Dr Waqar Haider has a special interest in respiratory medicine. Within the clinic he provides a dedicated respiratory healthcare service, including sleep studies for people with possible sleep apnoea. Our physician, Dr Isabella Bassill, has a particular interest in long COVID and provides support and treatment for those who are having to deal with its lasting effects.
If you are concerned about your lungs or think you may have a breathing disorders, contact the clinic for an appointment.